Opt in to a pension scheme

Employees who are not eligible for automatic enrolment can ask to opt in to your pension scheme. If you add a non-eligible employee to your scheme, both you and the employee will contribute to the pension.

Add an employee to a workplace pension scheme

You can only add an employee to a pension scheme after Xero has assessed them for auto enrolment. This occurs when you post a pay run after their pension staging or postponement date.
  1. In the Payroll menu, select Employees.
  2. Click the employee's name to open their details.
  3. Click the Pension tab.
  4. Click Opt In.
  5. Select the Opt In Date.
  6. Click Save.

Make sure you write to your employee (GOV.UK website) to let them know they're in a pension scheme.

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