Auto Enrolment

Auto enrolment was made into law as part of the Pensions Act 2008. The principal change brought about by the Act is that all workers will have to opt out of an occupational pension plan of their employer, rather than opt in. This is referred to as automatic enrolment, and moves a significant amount of responsibility onto the employer to ensure that their employees are enrolled in a workplace pension scheme.

A critical part of the Employer's ongoing responsibility for auto enrolment is the continual assesment of all employees every payment period following their staging date. The assessment criteria include the employee's earning and therefore there is a reliance on payroll data in order to complete the assesment.

While currently still under development, the API will automate the auto-enrolment assesments for employees and provide the reports to make workflow decisions on enroling and exiting employees from work place pension schemes.

The anticipated delivery of auto-enrolment assesments in the API is early December 2017.