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We Are North West Auto-Enrolment

North West Auto-Enrolment offers a fully managed pension auto enrolment service for SMEs. We are an independent workplace pensions specialist, providing bespoke consultancy, administration, communication and pension solutions.

Am I affected?

Auto-enrolment affects all employers with staff in the UK.  You will need to enrol certain staff into a qualifying company pension scheme, plus make contributions to their pension fund..

Get Your Business in Shape

The Pensions Regulator says that you should ideally allow 18 months to prepare in advance. You’ll need to give yourselves enough time to review and update your pension scheme, processes and systems.

The Deadline

You need to get ready by your ‘staging date’. Setting up your auto-enrolment pension scheme can be a complex process and there are penalties and fines if you don’t achieve it by the scheduled government “staging” dates and do it correctly.

North West Auto-Enrolment made preparing for our staging date really easy. We already had a pension plan in place and with their help we were able to quickly make this compliant with the auto-enrolment legislation. - Michael Ashworth, Nublue Ltd

7 steps to Auto-Enrolment

Finally, a complete end to end solution. North West Auto-Enrolment does it all, from preparation to implementation.

1. Know your staging date

The date that the new law applies to your company is known as your staging date. This date is determined by the size of your largest PAYE scheme. Once you know your staging date you will need to provide contact details or nominate a contact for TPR [The Pensions Regulator.]

2. Assess Your Workforce

You will need to assess who in your workforce is an eligible jobholder. You must automatically enrol eligible jobholders into a qualifying pension scheme and make contributions on their behalf to that pension scheme. Following on are further administrative duties.

3. Review your pension

If you already have a scheme for your workers, you may be able to enrol all eligible jobholders into this scheme. If you don’t already have a scheme or it doesn’t qualify you will need to enrol them into a new pension scheme. There are a number of pension providers to choose from if you need to select a qualifying pension scheme.

4. Speak with your workers

Employers have a legal duty to provide information to all “workers”, individually in writing about the pension changes detailing how they personally are affected by the changes.This includes all your workers (except those aged under 16, or 75 or over), which can include fixed-term contract workers.

5. Automatically enrol

There is a process that employers will need to follow in order to make an eligible jobholder a member of an automatic enrolment pension scheme. Certain information about your eligible jobholders will need to be supplied to pension scheme managers at specific points in the process.

6. Register with the regulator

Shortly after your staging date you will need to register with The Pensions Regulator. You will be required to maintain specific records about enrolled workers, their status within the scheme, the payment of contributions and the qualifying scheme itself.

7. Make a contribution

After your staging date, you must contribute to your chosen pension scheme on behalf of your “workers”. The minimum contribution rates that an employer must pay into their worker’s pension scheme will be introduced gradually over a 6 year period (from 2012 to 2018).


Free Consultation

For a free consultation about your Auto Enrolment needs please call us on 01253 603791 or email us at:

Employers Downloadable Guides
Introduction to Auto-Enrolment Terms & Conditions
Auto-Enrolment in Detail

The Government estimates that millions of people in the UK are currently not saving enough for their retirement. To encourage a retirement savings culture, the Government has introduced legislation that means every employer will have a duty to put a pension scheme in place. Auto Enrolment is a Government initiative stating that every employer must automatically enrol “workers” into a workplace pension scheme and make contributions on their behalf. All “workers” aged between 22 and the State Pension age, earning more than £10,000 a year and working within the UK will be automatically enrolled.

The introduction of automatic enrolment has already begun and affects every single employer in the UK over the coming months and years. The The Pensions Regulator will advise you , by letter, twelve to eighteen months in advance of your Staging Date. Once you know your Staging Date you are required to provide contact details to The Pensions Regulator, online by a specific deadline given in the letter. When your staging date arrives, you’ll be required by the new workplace pension reform to automatically enrol any eligible employees into a workplace pension scheme when you run payroll.

We can help you with this challenge. We offer a range of services that will help you to understand and prepare for automatic enrolment. By starting to plan now, we can help you to mitigate costs and minimise the disruption to your business.

How North West Auto-Enrolment can help you

Automatic enrolment is not just something that happens at your staging date. It requires careful planning, important decisions to be made and it is an ongoing duty.

Workforce Analysis

North West Auto-Enrolment provides you with a comprehensive Workforce Analysis following consultation and deep dive analysis of your payroll data, we then identify the potential pension schemes and look at the benefits for your business.

What happens next?

A week after we have issued this report we will call you and go through any questions or concerns you may have. We will also outline the costs involved in engaging us to do this work for you including all communication with your staff, contract changes and certification requirements, as well as setting up and administering the scheme.

Our Costs

Please call for a price for your business, large or small we offer bespoke packages from as little as £250 + VAT.

Contact Us to get started

Address: North West Auto-Enrolment, Unit 1 Barons Court, Graceways, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 5GP.
Phone: 01253 603791 Email:

Complete the form below for your free, fully comprehensive Quote.

Contact Name

Company Name

Company Address

Email Address

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No. of employees

No. of Directors

Staging Date (if known)

Do you have a current pension scheme (please provide details)


If you have left your staging date blank then we will email you with details of your staging date. If you would like to speak to one of our advisors you can call us on 01253 603791

You may wish to obtain a report analysing the market for different providers. Whilst we can run and administer a scheme for you using NEST (the National Employment Savings Trust) which is the Government's own scheme, there are many larger insurance companies that will do the administration as part of their package. However, there are usually substantial set up and running fees, and a minimum level of contributions required per employee on the payroll.

If you would like to discuss any of the above in further detail, we will put you in touch with one of our trusted financial advisors who will be able to provide the advice that you require.