Automatic enrolment

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IRIS have developed the comprehensive auto enrolment software, the IRIS AE Suite which includes assessment, communications and electronic payslips and P60s. Watch the video to see how the IRIS AE Suite helps businesses comply with auto enrolment legislation.


In July 2017, The IRIS automatic enrolment solution, the IRIS AE Suite™, has been adopted by over 18,500 organisations assessing over a million employees.


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What is auto enrolment?

The government have introduced new legislation to auto enrol all eligible employees in the UK into qualifying workplace pensions. The reason that they have done this is because as a society, our population is ageing, living longer and the ratio of people working to those retired is slowly decreasing. This means that in the future, there will be less people working to pay taxes and more people retired and needing support. The workplace pensions reform was brought in to ensure that people were better prepared for retirement and would have less of a dependance on the state.

So who does it apply to?

Those employees that need to be auto enrolled into workplace pensions will meet certain criteria:

  • Not already in a qualifying pension scheme
  • Aged between 22 and state pension age
  • Earning over £10,000 per annum
  • Usual place of work is in the UK

What about people that don't fall into this criteria?

Legally, you must auto enrol those employees that fall under the aforementioned criteria. As for those employees that don't fall within this criteria, some may opt-in to auto enrolment should they wish to. The following are set out below:

* State Pension Age


Are you ready for automatic enrolment?

The introduction of automatic enrolment has already started and will affect every single employer in the UK over the coming months and years. When your staging date hits, you'll be required by the new workplace pensions reform to automatically enrol any eligible employees into a workplace pensions scheme when you run payroll.

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Every one of IRIS desktop and cloud payroll software is compatible with the IRIS AE Suite™ to make auto enrolment well, entirely automatic. In fact such is the success of the IRIS automatic enrolment solution, we have already helped over 5,700 businesses stage and assessed over 559,000 employees for their workplace pensions.

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The Pensions Regulator is urging businesses to start planning for auto enrolment 12 months before their staging date. You can find out your staging date by visiting The Pensions Regulator website. Once you know your staging date you can use the below timeline as a basis for your preparation.

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IRIS recognise that every business is different, so we offer a tailored approach to automatic enrolment. The IRIS AE Suite™consists of three integrated solutions: assessment, communications and e-payslips and P60s

These solutions will be updated in line with any changes to the legislation such as the recent workplace pensions reform. So you can relax in the knowledge that the information you are providing is accurate, taking the worry out of compliance.

Find out more about the IRIS AE Suite™

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IRIS On-Demand Webinars

Why not visit our collated resource of On-Demand Webinars? This selection of our previously live webinars, recorded so that you don't miss out on the fantastic insight.

Click the link below, choose what type of customer you are and select from the available On-Demand Webinars. Webinars included are based on auto enrolment, product training and our Bite Sized Support webinars.

View the IRIS On-Demand Webinars here

Looking for a solution that work with your chosen pension provider?

Making sure your solution can support you beyond assessing your employees is another element of automatic enrolment that needs to be considered. The IRIS AE Suite provides standard and bespoke pension output files for the following pension companies;



More pension providers are being added everyday, but if you can't see your chosen pension provider above, contact the team for more information about bespoke files.

Are you an accountant?

Need help promoting auto enrolment to your clients? We have put together a range of materials in an Accountancy Kit Bag such as an introduction to auto enrolment presentation, examples of employee letters (with space for your own logo) and testimonial videos from users of the IRIS AE Suite™. Click on the link below to access the Auto Enrolment Accountancy Kit Bag:

Access your free Accountancy Kit Bag

Understanding automatic enrolment

One of the most important steps to take in preparing for any major change to legislation, such as the workplace pensions reform is educating yourself. This is why we have developed our Understanding Automatic Enrolment training seminars. The aim of these seminars is to introduce you to the legislation surrounding automatic enrolment and what impact these changes will have on your business. Our expert trainers will walk you through the various stages of automatic enrolment you need to be aware of to make sure you can achieve compliance and avoid financial penalties.

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We also have dedicated training to help you understand the IRIS AE Suite™ within your specific payroll software.

Find out more about IRIS Software specific courses

How our clients are taking advantage of the IRIS AE Suite™

Over 5,700 organisations use the IRIS AE Suite™ and are taking full advantage of the benefits that this can bring to their business including time saving, efficiency and simplification of processes. We have a multitude of resources that you can view in order to find out how businesses are using the IRIS AE Suite™.

View the Videos

Read the Case Studies

See the Testimonials


Auto Enrolment: The Key Facts Infographic

Auto enrolment can sometimes feel like a minefield of facts and figures so at IRIS, we thought it would be a good idea to compile the information into a handy infographic!

Did you know that 46,300 businesses are set to stage in 2015?

View the full infographic

The IRIS Auto Enrolment Glossary of Terms

When it comes to auto enrolment, the legislation is enough to confuse anyone. Add to this the multitude of differing terms and acronyms for you to remember and things seem to get even harder.

So, IRIS have put together a free Auto Enrolment Glossary of Terms guide that you can download and print off as a handy guide for all of your auto enrolment and payroll needs.

Download the IRIS Auto Enrolment Glossary of Terms


Already staged for auto enrolment? Welcome to Auto Re-Enrolment!

Reaching your staging date is not like crossing the finish line, it's actually more akin to stepping into the starting blocks! Your staging date is the point at which you must begin your compliance and every three years, you must re-enrol your employees into a qualifying pension scheme; including those that originally opted out.

You can also view more information about auto re-enrolment on The Pension Regulator's website.

We have a free guide that you can read that will help you to continue your compliance even after your staging date.

Download "Staged? 5 ways to ensure ongoing auto enrolment compliance"

Why not download a free guide?

Auto enrolment is incredibly complex, and with so many different parties talking about it, it can be easy to find yourself getting confused. We have already released two guides: An introduction to automatic enrolment and 11 auto enrolment myths & truths which you can download for free today!

Download "The 6 auto enrolment traps"

Download "How to avoid auto enrolment fines with compliant communications"

Download "4 Steps to profit from auto enrolment"
Download "4 key questions that will reveal if you will miss your staging date"

Download "9 auto enrolment responsibilities for employers"

Download ''Top 5 benefits of using the cloud for auto enrolment''
Download "7 ways to streamline your auto enrolment process"

Download ''5 tips from businesses which have already staged''

Download "11 automatic enrolment myths & truths"

Want to find out more?

Even though the introduction of auto enrolment is already well under way, this doesn't mean that there won't be any changes made to the rules you need to follow. If you want to make sure you are completely up to date with the latest updates, information and general tips, why not read the IRIS blog, or follow us on Twitter?

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