Auto enrolment and the commissioning of work

To help people save more for their retirement, the government now requires employers to enrol their workers into a workplace pension scheme if they:
  • are not already in one;
  • earn above £9440 a year;
  • are aged 22 or over; and 
  • are under state pension age.

In order that a decision can be reached on whether a worker needs to be auto-enrolled into a pension scheme in accordance with new legislation the following information is required:

  • details of the work
  • the intended hire period
  • the worker’s expected working pattern
  • pay

This information will need to be provided for each week of the hire period  BEFORE  the worker begins the work.   This has meant that the University has needed to review the way that it currently commissions different types of work to ensure that it is able to comply with the legislation.

An electronic system for logging new work, recording hours worked and making payments through the Fees payroll for work that is genuinely casual must be used from 1 August 2014.

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Methods of arranging work to be undertaken (PDF Flowchart)


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