Help Centre for Payroll bureaux

When should I start having auto enrolment conversations with clients?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that employers should start to consider how they are going to meet their auto enrolment obligations around 12 months before their staging date. This is a good barometer of when you begin the conversation with your clients. However, a high number of employers are leaving things much later than this.

The majority of your clients, who have not already staged, will be aware of auto enrolment as a compulsory task they will need to undertake. It can be a very positive message to your clients if you raise the subject with them, and present them with a clearly defined plan to assist them in meeting their legislative requirements. There is also the added benefit of an additional income stream for additional services provided related to auto enrolment. Moreover, it’s a chance for you to affect timing and practicalities and make it fit with existing processes and services you are involved in.

I've known ATP for many years and have enormous respect for the effectiveness of their investment strategy. I'm convinced that NOW: Pensions can become a major player in the UK and look forward to being a part of that success. — Chris Daykin, the former Government Actuary
I firmly believe in NOW: Pensions' principle that everyone deserves the right to a better retirement. I look forward to being part of the team which aims to achieve this in the UK. — Win Robbins, former Head of European Fixed Income Barclays Global Investors
NOW: Pensions is supportive, easy for our employees to understand and uncomplicated in terms of its implementation. Its structured approach removes the complicated investment choices & makes auto-enrolment a straightforward and simple process. — Mark Manaton, Managing Director, Blue Arrow Group
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
...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