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Autoenrolment when employee turns 22

Need to enrol employee in pension scheme but Sage payroll showing them as postponed till July

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We are a very small business and one employee turns 22 on 29 June.  Sage online payroll shows them as postponed till 5 July but their support team cannot tell me why and have opted them in for the next pay period (July).  They've told me the employee should be notified of being auto-enrolled on 29th and if we process payroll on 28th the timing works out so that their July contributions will be correct, but surely their pension status if says opted in will be incorrect - does this matter?

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21st Jun 2019 12:29

He's not opted in.

He's auto-enrolled.

Opted in means he's not liable to be auto-enrolled but he's chosen to be in anyway.

How much is the kid on ? Will he earn over the threshold between 29 June and his next pay day ? I'm guessing no - but feel free to correct me.

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to lionofludesch
21st Jun 2019 12:34

Thank you for taking the time to reply.

If we run payroll on 28th, then they are autoenrolled on 29 June they will have earned enough between 29 and the July pay date. I agree that they should not have a status of being opted in and just don't understand why Sage payroll cannot auto enrol from 29 June? This scenario must happen all the time. I'm just wondering if I am misunderstanding something but want to get it right.

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to Anonymous23
21st Jun 2019 12:45

Can't speak for Sage payroll as I haven't used it since 2012.

How much difference does it make ? A few quid ?

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21st Jun 2019 13:27

Dont use s*ge software and your life will become much easier.

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By SXGuy
21st Jun 2019 21:45

My software allows me to change dates to enable pension deductions, but it's sage so expect it to be harder than that.

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to SXGuy
22nd Jun 2019 09:54

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My software allows me to change dates to enable pension deductions, but it's sage so expect it to be harder than that.

As indicated by the OP's report that the Sage support team don't know.

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By jcace
22nd Jun 2019 10:11

When I abandoned Sage several years ago (largely due to Auto Enrolment) Sage could only handle pay reference periods to the 5th of the month (for AE purposes). I suspect the issue here is linked to that as my current software, whilst allowing an automatic enrolment on the 28th, would not make any deductions due to the partial reference period.
I would recommend taking a look at BrightPay - it handles all aspects of Auto Enrolment effortlessly and intuitively and links with NEST, People's, Smart via API and a host of others by upload.

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24th Jun 2019 22:16

Has the employee got a contract yet? I think you can postpone automatic enrollment for three months, whilst the employee is on trial. I'm not sure though.

Real time information could be the answer?

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24th Jun 2019 22:16

Has the employee got a contract yet? I think you can postpone automatic enrollment for three months, whilst the employee is on trial. I'm not sure though.

Real time information could be the answer?

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