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
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!