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Automatic Enrollment, Staging Dates

Auto enrollment –Does that make you to stop and think! Why? Should I? How?
Well, don’t worry! Here are few of your questions answered.

Why Auto enrolment?

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put staff who are earning over £ 10000 per year and aged 22 or over into a pension scheme and contribute towards it.


What is staging Date?

The staging date is the first date that an employer must comply with the …

  • Posted: May 2, 2017
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Auto Enrollment rate increases

From 6 April 2018, you may be required to increase your contributions to the employee’s automatic enrollment pension. Once you have staged, the table below outlines the minimum contribution required by the employer at various checkpoints:

Phasing period
Employer minimum contribution

Before 5 April 2018

6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019

6 April 2019 onwards


Any employee that has been enrolled may also need to increase their contributions, as their rates are also rising to …

  • Posted: April 26, 2017
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Get financial help with statutory pay

Did you know that as an employer, you can usually reclaim 92% of employees’ Statutory Maternity (SMP), Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Pay? You can also apply for HMRC to pay you in advance if you can’t afford to make statutory payments.

There are various ways to apply for the advance payments of SMP, go to this webpage for more infomation from HMRC.

However, if you use Melrose Payroll services, we will …

Auto Enrolment … Are You Ready?

The law on workplace pensions has changed; every employer with at least one member of staff who is paid via a PAYE scheme now has to enrol eligible staff into a workplace pension scheme and contribute towards it. It’s called automatic enrolment as it’s automatic for your staff but not for you, and even if you are already paying into a pension scheme for your staff you still need to …