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Our workplace pension

The Aviva workplace pension is the easy-to-use option when it comes to meeting your auto-enrolment duties. No matter what size your business is, our solution will help your workforce save for retirement – even if you have just one employee.

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Advantages of the Aviva workplace pension

Fast and simple

It takes under ten minutes to apply for our workplace pension, with full training and support provided from day one. And once it’s up and running, it’s easy to manage too.

For every sized business

Large, small and everything in between, our workplace pension is designed for businesses of any size – even if you only employ one person.

UK-based support

With access to our UK-based telephone and email services, support is on hand whenever you need it.

Benefits for you

  • Simple setup, with online training and support every step of the way
  • Access to Aviva’s online scheme management system, making it simple to send us payment details and information on members of your workplace pension
  • A dedicated UK-based helpdesk to answer all your questions
  • Compatible with any payroll software
  • Free scheme health reports on request, so you can keep an eye on how it’s doing

Benefits for your employees

  • An annual fund charge of no more than 0.75% on the default investment option your employees will be automatically enrolled in, or:
  • Over 200 investment fund options to choose from, including an ethical and a sharia fund. Extra charges may apply if they invest in other funds or investment options
  • Free online management with MyAviva, plus easy-to-understand guides and statements
  • Up to 20% discount on other Aviva products purchased via MyAviva
  • Tax relief from the government

What are the costs?

Setup fee


There’s no better price than free, and that’s exactly what it costs to set up an Aviva workplace pension: absolutely nothing.

Employer pension charge

Typically between £30 - £50 per month

In most cases, you’ll have to pay an employer pension charge. This fee covers the costs of running your scheme and providing you with supporting services.

Employer contributions

Minimum 2% of employee’s salary

You’ll contribute the government minimum of 2% of an employee’s salary to their workplace pension, but you can contribute more if you’d like to.

What our customers say

Set up your Aviva workplace pension in three simple steps

Step 1

Get a quote

Tell us a few key pieces of information, and we’ll generate a free, no obligation quote for our workplace pension. Get a quote now – it’ll only take a couple of minutes.

Step 2


Applying online takes fewer than 10 minutes, and you can even use the email we’ll send you when you get a quote to retrieve it and complete your application later.

Step 3

Manage your scheme online

You can manage your workplace pension in one place through our MyAvivaBusiness. We’ll even provide training for all the relevant software, so you can manage your scheme with confidence.

Ready to get started?

Before you apply for the Aviva workplace pension, get a quote and see how we can help you with auto enrolment.

More about auto enrolment

Auto enrolment doesn’t have to be challenging. We’ve got all the information you need to get up and running with your workplace pension scheme.

More about our workplace pension

Investment options to suit your employees

The Aviva workplace pension gives your employees the ability to invest their money meaningfully. With over 200 investment funds to choose from, we’ve got something for everyone.

Explore our investment options

Payroll solutions

Our workplace pension is set up with pensionsync for easy payroll integration, and also works with a number of payroll software providers – including Sage, Iris, Quickbooks and many more.

More about payroll integration

Our workplace pension

See how our workplace pension compares to NEST. From charges and fund ranges to employee discounts and benefits, our comparison table shows the difference.

Compare Aviva and Nest

Got a question about our workplace pension?

We answer some of the most frequently asked questions about workplace pensions.

I run a small business. How can Aviva help me with auto enrolment?

We’re specialists when it comes to helping small businesses. In fact, our workplace pension scheme comes with a whole host of benefits especially for businesses like yours, including:

  • Flexible pricing
  • UK-based helpdesks
  • Online training and support materials
  • Employee discounts and benefits

On top of that, we’re rated A+ strong by leading financial rating organisation S&P, with a 5 Star rating from independent financial researcher Defaqto – so you know that you’re getting a quality workplace pension solution.

Once I accept a quote, how long will it take to get my scheme up and running?

In most cases, if you apply online your scheme will be in full working order on or before your staging date. If your staging date has already passed, it’s particularly important to get your scheme set up as quickly as possible to avoid larger fines.

How much will I need to contribute to my employees’ workplace pension plans?

The amount you’ll need to contribute to your employees’ workplace pension plans will vary depending on the type of pay used to calculate pension contributions. Find out more information about contributions.

I’ve missed my staging date. Can I still set up a workplace pension scheme with Aviva?

Yes, you can still set up an Aviva workplace pension scheme if you’ve missed your staging date. Find out what you’ll need to do and how we can help.

Can my employees transfer their existing pension to an Aviva workplace pension scheme?

If your employees would like to transfer an existing pension to an Aviva workplace pension then they can do so. Their capital is at risk, and depending on the type of scheme they’re transferring their pension plan from, this may affect the benefits they receive when they retire. We recommend that they speak to a financial adviser before making any final decisions. A fee may be charged for this.

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Need some help?

We can’t offer advice, but our UK-based workplace pension team will be happy to help you with information explaining your auto enrolment duties and options.

If your employees have any questions about their pension, they can contact our dedicated UK-based helpdesk for support on 0800 145 5744. We may record or monitor our calls to help us improve our service.

Transfer your existing scheme

If you’ve already got a workplace pension scheme in place, transferring it to Aviva is quick and easy. Contact your financial adviser to help discuss your options and once you’ve agreed that you’re ready, your adviser can obtain a quote on your behalf and start the transfer process for you.

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