Managing Automatic Enrolment for your payroll clients
If you provide a payroll service, it is highly likely that your smaller payroll clients will ask you to
manage the Automatic Enrolment process for them.
Automatic Enrolment is complex and requires planning and decision making, something that smaller employers
may not have the time or knowledge to do - or indeed wish to do.
From our experience of helping employers meet their new duties over the last 3 years, we understand the
issues faced by smaller employers and why the solution for your clients needs to be simple and easy to operate.
That is why we launched SimpleAE for accountants.
We manage everything for your payroll clients - except the things only they can do
Making automatic enrolment easy for your payroll clients
SimpleAE makes it easy for accountants to offer a low cost and compliant solution for their payroll clients
as we manage everything - except the things only your clients can do.
The things your clients don't need to do with SimpleAE:
Choose a pension scheme
Decide on the Earnings Definition
Assess their Workers
Manage opt-outs and opt-ins
Communicate with the Pensions Regulator
Process the pension contributions
All these tasks are taken care of by the SimpleAE process and auto-enrolment team
that will support you and your clients - starting from their Staging Date and every payroll thereafter.
You don't need to pay for additional payroll software
Some payroll providers are charging for upgrading their systems to manage automatic enrolment. The SimpleAE process
uses the existing payroll software - so generally there is no need to pay for additional software.
The SimpleAE process is not middleware
Some employers have used what is referred to as 'middleware' to manage automatic enrolment for them. Whilst
this is a cost effective solution for larger employers, it is generally not suitable for smaller employers.
Your own SimpleAE Management Portal
To make it even easier for you, we provide you with a SimpleAE Management Portal. You can load your payroll clients
into the portal (individually or bulk import) and use this to manage the process prior to their Staging Dates.
When you enter their details, we ask for their PAYE reference number. We have a direct feed with the Pensions Regulator
and use the PAYE reference number to obtain the correct staging date.
The automatic enrolment process is then aligned to this date.
We have learnt from experience that not all staging dates provided to us by employers are correct!