New Duties Checker and help for Basic PAYE Tools users
The Pensions Regulator has launched a new interactive step by step guide to help small and micro employers with automatic enrolment. The guide begins with a ‘Duties Checker’ that asks you simple questions to establish whether you need to put any of your staff into a pension scheme. It then provides information about the tasks you need to complete depending on how you answered the questions.
Short videos to help you understand what auto-enrolment is and what you need to consider when choosing a pension scheme are also available.
The Pensions Regulator has also recently launched a tool to help users of the Basic PAYE Tools (BPT) work out the amount each member of staff needs to pay into a pension scheme. Once you have used the Duties Checker and worked out you have staff to automatically enrol, you can then access the tool in the ‘check your payroll processes’ section.
Although it is recommended that you use payroll software or ask your pension scheme for help, the assessment and contribution calculating tool is there for those with no other options.