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.

ATP comes to the UK pensions world with the highest commendations from the Danish trade unions, employers and government. NOW: Pensions' offering in the UK will be high quality, low cost, and honest and I'm proud to be associated with it. — John Monks, member of House of Lords and former General Secretary of ETUC and TUC
“We were impressed with the simplicity of its scheme. The ease of implementation was also a big plus for us and has removed much of the administrative headache.” — Neil Tune, HR director at Fitness First
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
I am backing NOW: Pensions, the ATP project, because I believe it will encourage transparency, low costs and decent returns for millions of British employees. — Nigel Waterson, former Shadow Pensions Minister
“Redington’s Investment Committee assigned an Approved Rating to the NPI DGF and positive on the fund.” — Redington