Help Centre for Employers

How much is auto enrolment going to cost my company?

This is partly up to the decisions you make in selecting a scheme, the payroll set-up you have and the level of contributions that you wish to make.

Auto enrolment can include some (or all) of the following costs. However, they are difficult to generalise as they will be specific to each company:

  • Payroll costs (additional processing/interface builds/assessment costs)
  • Assessment costs (if not incorporated into the payroll costs)
  • Pension contributions
  • Communication costs
  • Additional administrative support
  • Any financial advice that you may receive
  • Internal implementation costs
  • Pension provider costs

NOW: Pensions charges a monthly employer service charge which covers the costs involved in pension scheme set up and ongoing administration support. However, it is our mission to help keep costs to a minimum.

We decided to appoint NOW: Pensions because of the simplicity and robustness of its scheme. The NOW: Pensions product is both cost effective and straightforward to implement... — Mark Roberts, Managing Director at gap personnel
…We pride ourselves on our abilities to make the perfect match for both clients and workers. Our decision to appoint NOW: Pensions came as a result of wanting a quality workplace pension scheme that is structured, simple and easy for us to… — Ian Naylor, Legal Director of Randstad
I am excited to be joining such a distinguished Board of Trustees, over-seeing a modern, transparent, cost efficient and high-performing pension fund. — Win Robbins, former Head of European Fixed Income Barclays Global Investors
There is a need for a member-centric solution designed for ease of use with low costs and cutting edge investment strategy, which delivers long term stable returns. ATP's in-house investment capabilities, combined with our novel and innovative… — Lars Rohde, Governor of the National Bank of Denmark and Former CEO of ATP Group
...its simple design means the pressure is taken off us as the employer and avoids costly administration charges, whilst removing the burden of choice and ensuring the best possible retirement outcome for our employees. — Matthew Johnson, Head of Compensation and Benefits at Adecco Group UK & Ireland