Workplace pensions

Auto-enrolment made simple

If you employ at least one person, who is aged between 22 and state pension age, and earns more than £10,000 a year, you must automatically enrol them into a workplace pension scheme.

The complex rules can place an extra burden on both your time and budget. This is where we can help. Dunkley’s offers a workplace pension service to help your business meet all its auto-enrolment requirements. This includes:

  • Identifying which of your staff must be automatically enrolled into your workplace pension scheme,
  • Handling the mandatory announcements to your staff
  • Deducting the monthly employer and employee pension contributions from salary.

Dunkley’s workplace pension solutions

We operate the following two schemes to ensure every employer’s requirements under auto-enrolment are covered.

NEST Pensions 

The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) was set up by the Government to make auto-enrolment as simple as possible.

For employers, this means having straightforward processes and plenty of guidance on how to set up and manage NEST. For members, it means making it easy to save and to do the things that can improve your outcome – perfect for simply complying with your auto-enrolment duties.

If you were to choose NEST as your auto-enrolment solution, all aspects would be covered with help from us.

Workplace pension communications to employees will be generated monthly, wherever needed and given for distribution. All employee enrolment and file uploads would be taken in as an extra service to the standard running of your payroll.

NEST is flexible and can cater to employees’ requests to a certain extent. However, it is not an enhanced scheme, it is a basic auto-enrolment compliant solution.

NOW Pensions

NOW: Pensions offers a simple way to provide a workplace pension, which is ideal for companies looking for complete support to set up and manage auto enrolment.

With an easy online sign-up, management of statutory communications, plus access to all the tools and guidance you need to set up and manage auto enrolment, our pension scheme is suitable for all types and sizes of businesses.

The NOW: Pensions scheme best suits employers with no pension scheme in place and those who would like to be certain that all aspects of a workplace pension will be taken care of by a third party.

Please note, this scheme is only available if we manage your payroll. If we do not currently manage your payroll, get in touch for a quotation.

Talk through your options

If you are an employer, let us know if you would like bespoke professional advice concerning your workplace pension choices. We will gladly put you in touch with one of our pension specialists.

Alternatively, you are welcome to source your own workplace pension scheme – with or without third-party assistance. We currently have employers with other scheme providers, such as Aviva and Royal London, so feel free to find the best option suited to your business.

For more information about any of the options mentioned above, contact our payroll team on 01454 619900 or email

Meet your specialists

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Janet Drissell

Payroll Manager

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