Automate workplace pensions

Xero Payroll automates workplace pension enrolment and re-enrolment for easy compliance and effortless management.

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Automate assessment

If you’re a new business, on the day your first employee starts work (your duties start date), Xero Payroll checks if your employees are eligible for enrolment in your workplace pension.

The automatic pension enrolment screen shows the names of employees eligible for enrolment.

Notify workers instantly

Xero automatically assesses and enrols new employees in your workplace pension scheme. Email employees from Xero to let them know they’re enrolled or if you’re postponing their automatic enrolment.

An employee reads an email informing them they’ve been assessed and enrolled in their employer’s workplace pension scheme.

Manage opting in and out

If you receive an opt-in or opt-out notice from an employee, you can opt them in or out of your workplace pension scheme in just a few clicks.

The opt out of pension scheme screen lets you select a reason and date for an employee opting out of your workplace pension.

Automate re-enrolment

Xero Payroll automatically checks eligible employees for re-enrolment in your workplace pension during the pay run that includes your re-enrolment date, helping you stay compliant.

The pension screen lets you choose your next re-enrolment date.

More about workplace pensions

When you enable auto-enrolment, Xero assesses and enrols eligible employees in your workplace pension, and contributions are deducted from their pay. Xero sends data to Nest or The People’s Pension, or you can submit a file to another provider.

See how to set up employees for auto enrolment

Choose your three-yearly re-enrolment date, and Xero will do the rest for you. You’ll be alerted before your next re-enrolment window to provide either the last completed re-enrolment date or the next one.

See how to easily re-enrol staff

Every three years, employers are required to reassess previously eligible and enrolled employees. This also involves re-enrolling employees who had opted out.

See how automated pension re-enrolment can help save you time

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