Creative Auto Enrolment MD comments on DWP's auto enrolment announcement
White said, “We welcome the latest government announcement, calling for Auto Enrolment to be simplified. We hear time and time again from employers who are baffled by the layers of complex legislation that they are responsible for – and understandably so. Our research found that auto enrolment preparations can take on average up to 103 working man days – a huge task for any business to resource for efficiently. The proposed changes are sensible and we support any measures that simplify the process for employers.
“However, communication remains key. The key to auto enrolment’s success comes down to ensuring effective communication with employers on what they need to do, and this becomes even more critical if any changes are made along the way. With 1.2m SMEs yet to stage the government needs to do everything it can to ensure these businesses know exactly what’s expected of them.”