What do you need to know? Running a pension scheme can seem complicated. Below, we take you through the key things you’ll need to understand to keep your scheme running smoothly.

Key topics

Auto enrolment in eight easy steps

Auto enrolment can seem complex, so we’ve provided our eight step guide to tell you how to complete your auto enrolment duties.

Who’s eligible for auto enrolment?

Employees have to meet certain criteria to become members of your workplace pension. Find out who’s eligible for auto enrolment and how to assess your staff.


It may be better for your business to delay assessing your staff for a few months by using postponement. Find out how and if it’s right for you.


You’ll need to let your employees know about your new pension scheme and whether they’ll be auto enrolled.

Completing the declaration of compliance

To let The Pensions Regulator know you’re up to date, you’ll need to complete a declaration of compliance. Here’s how to do it.

If you’re late to auto enrol

What you’ll need to do if you’re late setting up your pension scheme


How will you calculate your employees pension contribution? How much of your employees salary do you need to deduct contributions from and how will your calculations be affected by tax relief?

Top five questions our customers ask

How does salary sacrifice work?

If I use salary sacrifice, how will it affect the contributions I pay to Aviva?

What is the Employer Pension Charge for?

My employee has said they don’t want to join, do I have to automatically enrol them?

What if someone earns enough to trigger enrolment one month but not the next?

What's next

Working with payroll and other software

The type of payroll software you're using will affect what, if any, tasks you'll need to complete for your pension scheme each time you run your payroll.

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