Every three years employers must put certain members of staff back into an auto enrolment pension scheme. This is called re-enrolment. Re-enrolment occurs three years after your staging date and is a legal duty whereby if you don’t act, you could be fined. Your duties will vary depending on whether you identify that you have staff to re-enrol, or whether you have no staff to re-enrol. Either way, you will need to complete a re-declaration of compliance to inform The Pensions Regulator that you have met your automatic re-enrolment duties.
As soon as you reach your re-enrolment date in the payroll, BrightPay will automatically assess your employees for you and will determine which employees qualify for re-enrolment. If employees meet the criteria for re-enrolment, on-screen flags and alerts will appear to notify you that you now have re-enrolment duties to perform. This feature is included in BrightPay and will be activated by entering your chosen re-enrolment date.
BrightPay will automatically prepare the employee’s enrolment letter, which must be provided to the employee within the six-week period after your re-enrolment date. These letters can be printed, exported to PDF, emailed to the employee, or if you are using BrightPay Connect, the letter can also be added to the employee’s self-service portal.