Managing automatic enrolment for your payroll clients


As you are processing payroll for your clients, it is likely that they will ask you to manage the automatic enrolment process for them as well.


Automatic enrolment is complex and requires planning and decision making, something that smaller employers may not have the time or knowledge to do - nor indeed wish to do.


From our experience of helping employers meet their AE 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 have launched SimpleAE for payroll bureaux.



 We arrange 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 payroll bureaux to offer a cost effective and compliant solution for their payroll clients

as we arrange everything - except the things only your clients can do.


The things your clients don't need to do with SimpleAE:













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.





  • Choose a pension scheme

  • Pay for additional payroll software

  • Pay any licence fees

  • Assess their workers

  • Issue communications

  • Maintain records

  • Communicate with the Pensions Regulator

  • Upload pension contributions

  • Complete a Declaration of Compliance

  • Answer questions on auto-enrolment from their employees 

You don't need to pay for additional payroll software

Some payroll software providers are charging for upgrading their systems to manage automatic enrolment. The SimpleAE process uses the existing payroll software - so there is no extra cost for you or your clients.

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!




The pension money is in safe hands

We invest the pension money with Scottish Widows, one of the UK's most trusted Life, Pensions and Insurance providers. In our experience, employers and employees prefer to have a pension scheme with a well known and trusted provider.

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Automatic Enrolment made easy