Auto enrolment

All the information you need to pick the right auto enrolment pension for your business and your employees

What is auto enrolment?

Auto enrolment is a process introduced by the government to make sure employees are automatically enrolled into their employer’s workplace pension scheme. Before this was introduced, back in 2012, employees simply joined a scheme if they wanted to. The idea behind auto enrolment is that more employees will save for their retirement – although they can still opt out if they wish.

Most UK employees now need to be automatically enrolled. Both employer and employee are obliged to make a minimum contribution into their pension pots, which continues for the duration of a worker’s employment or until they take their money out of the employer’s scheme. This applies to all eligible workers aged 22 or more and who earn at least £10,000 per year.

Whether you’re an employer who is new to auto enrolment, or simply need more information on workplace pensions, you’re in the right place to find out everything you need to know.

On this page you’ll find links to detailed information about auto enrolment, including who’s eligible and what to do when. You’ll also find guidance on what to do in specific scenarios, such as completing your declaration of compliance or carrying out regular re-enrolment which is part of your duties as an employer.

We’ll make everything clear, in jargon-free language.

Auto enrolment explained

What you need to do

The costs of auto enrolment

Extra Support

Getting help from a business adviser

If you need some extra support with your workplace pension, a business adviser can help you set up and run your scheme.

Auto enrolment guides and downloads

Here you can download more useful information on auto enrolment. As well as information on using Aviva’s convenient platform to help you manage your workplace pension, you can read how other employers have reacted to auto enrolment – and also access straightforward factual material to share with your employees. 

Aviva Workplace Pension

Our workplace pension is designed to give you a scheme that’s easy to set up and administer, ideal for your auto enrolment needs.

Find out about the Aviva Workplace Pension


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