Majority of respondents have not communicated auto-enrolment to staff

The majority (74%) of respondents have not started communicating to employees about auto-enrolment, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).

The survey, which polled 103 payroll, HR, accounting and finance professionals, also found that 61% of respondents have decided where the responsibility for auto-enrolment lies. For 42%, it will fall to payroll departments; for 24%, it will fall to HR departments; for 9%, it will fall to finance departments; and for 27%, payroll, HR and finance departments will work together.

Helen Hargreaves, senior policy and research officer at the CIPP, said: “It is vital that organisations know when they will be required to automatically enrol their employees, how this will affect them financially, and who is going to be responsible for ensuring that all their obligations as an employer are met.”

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