At the end of the year, the Pensions Regulator will be producing downloadble software to enable employers using HMRC’s basic PAYE tools to undertake auto-enrolment calculations.

This comes as a result of consultation and an acceptance that this is desperately needed. Many small and micro-employers do not have access to commercial payroll or pensions administration software into which auto-enrolment calculations can be integrated and attempting this manually carries risk of error and non-compliance. We see this as a positive and welcome move by the Regulator.