You may be being asked by your clients for help with auto enrolment

Automatic enrolment or auto enrolment began in October 2012 and means that all employers, no matter the size, will need to automatically enrol eligible workers into a pension scheme and make contributions towards it.

As a society we’re living longer, healthier lives, and as such the relationship between those in work, and those retired, is changing dramatically.

In 1901 there were 10 people in employment for every 1 retired.This reduced to 4 to 1 in 2005, and is anticipated to reduce to 2 to 1 by 2050.

And yet in 2012, only 1 in 3 private sector workers were in a pension scheme, and the trend’s been downwards for the past 40 years.

The combination of this change and the fact that millions in employment are dramatically under-saving for their retirement, will cause a serious problem, hence the introduction of these reforms.

Your predicament

We understand that as an Accountant, Payroll Company Representative, Solicitor or IFA you may be being asked by your clients for help with auto enrolment.  Populo offers a mass solution, rather than having to go through all the admin of auto enrolment on an individual basis, making yours and your clients’ lives a lot easier.

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Why recommend Populo?

There is a lot for you and your clients to keep track off when it comes to auto enrolment - undertaking a staff assessment and then repeating this every monthly pay run, maintaining records, communicating with staff, etc., etc.

Populo offers a fully compliant pension scheme that is easy to set-up, cost effective and provides all the necessary staff communications.  Our software automates auto enrolment to minimise the impact on your and your clients’ businesses.

We have identified a real need for small businesses to have a viable solution to help them meet their auto enrolment obligations.  The number of IFAs working on auto enrolment is limited and the cost of them carrying out a market assessment and recommendation is restrictive for SMEs.  As such and having reviewed the marketplace we have negotiated a deal with Carey Pensions to enable us to utilize their systems, experience and size to offer our simple, good value and compliant auto enrolment solution.

Populo benefits

Supported by Carey Pensions UK, Populo offers an easy online auto enrolment solution:

  • Simple sign-up – electronic signature / online ID verification
  • Fully compliant documentation suite
  • Transparent low-cost charging
  • Award winning default fund
  • Requires only one piece of admin per pay run
  • Automated staff correspondence
  • Technical training and support
  • Open to all employers and employees
  • No minimum member numbers
  • Online employee/employer access
  • Automatic 3 month postponement
  • Contributions based on qualifying earnings

Simple software

Populo also offers software to manage your client’s on-going responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner:

  • Assessment of workers
  • Enrolment of eligible job holders
  • Manage on-going admin
  • Permanent compliance audit trail of employee data and communications
  • Minimises resources required to meet auto enrolment regulations
  • Links with most payroll and HR systems
  • Full training provided via webinar

How much will Populo cost?

Populo Package

  • 1 file to upload per pay run – that’s it!
  • Automatically completes assessment of your workforce
  • Automatically enrols any new eligible jobholders
  • Manages both the employer and employee contributions
  • Staff opt out online
  • Automatically emails relevant communications to your staff
  • Maintains a permanent compliance record of the activities undertaken
  • Minimises the resource required to remain compliant

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£5 per employee per month + VAT

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Populo + Perks

Includes all of the above, plus all the benefits of Perkbox for your employees:

Half price at £2.50, usually costs £5 per employee per month for a company with fewer than 20 employees and £4.50 for one with fewer than 50.

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What is Perkbox?

Perkbox helps you reward your team with great perks like free phone insurance, a tastecard giving 2for1 dining, half price cinema tickets, discounted family holidays and 100’s more.

Facts about Perkbox
  • Perkbox offers saving of up to £6,000 per year
  • 78-82% engagement from staff
  • Increase staff retention and happiness
  • Perk Box is already used by over 50,000 companies and has over 300,000 members!

Why would you not offer Populo + Perkbox to your staff?

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£7.50 per employee per month + VAT

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