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Workplace pensions in QuickBooks Online Payroll

There are two versions of payroll for QuickBooks Online UK. This article is for QuickBooks Online Payroll.

If you have PaySuite, view this article.

Auto enrolment for workplace pensions mandates that every employer in the UK put those employees who qualify into a pension scheme. Auto enrolment also requires that employers contribute into this pension scheme. As an employer, auto enrolment is part of your legal duty and it starts the day you hire your first employee.

The Pensions Regulator is the UK regulator of all workplace pensions schemes. It provides guidance on your duties as an employer, how to choose a provider, how to communicate to employees and so on. For details, check out The Pensions Regulator website.

Here’s an outline of the steps you follow to auto enrol for a pensions scheme:

  1. Choose your pension provider, if you don’t have one already set up
  2. Find your staging date (or your duty start date), or the date that your workplace pension duties begin.
  3. Set up workplace pension.
  4. Communicate with your employees.
  5. Add your employees to the workplace pensions scheme.
  6. Send the declaration to The Pensions Regulator stating that you have met your duties.


See also

Employees and payroll