Auto enrolment needn’t be hard or time consuming.

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Creative Auto Enrolment Pension, powered by Creative Pension Trust, makes it simple. With our step-by-step process and Auto Enrolment Compliance Guarantee, you’ll never need to worry about getting it wrong.

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How we guarantee your compliance

Whether you manage your own payroll, or you have an external accountant or payroll provider to do it for you, you’re in good company with us.

We support over 12,000 employers and 16,000 individual payrolls and, because we work with over 1,700 accountants and payroll providers throughout the UK, most payroll software works with our cloud-based portal without any extra work.

Our process explained

We solve the auto enrolment challenge with a simple, step-by-step approach which guarantees your compliance, so you can get back to running your business with confidence.


Close your payroll

Because everybody needs to be paid on time, our unique process runs after you close payroll. When you’re done, download your payroll file.

Log into our portal


Upload your payroll file


Data validation

We will check your payroll file for any changes, such as new employees and leavers, and anything that doesn’t look right which could lead to errors. You can access a handy report to easily make any changes required before the next step. This ensures small errors don’t develop into major challenges later on.


We will show you how employees have been assessed for auto enrolment, providing an at-a-glance summary on screen so you can see any changes since your last payroll.

Contribution validation

Unlike other providers, we take a thorough ‘belt and braces’ approach to ensure nothing can go wrong. We will check your payroll file to ensure all pension contributions are correct. Any underpayments are immediately brought to your attention and must be corrected within 3 payroll cycles, keeping you compliant and protecting your organisation from any regulatory action.

Finishing up

So long as you’ve got all the contact information for your employees, all you have to do is hit finish and we’ll take care of the rest. Employees will receive the relevant communication based on their age and earnings explaining auto enrolment and their options. You’ll be able to download a changes report detailing anything that will need to be amended on your next payroll run.

And if you have a question or hit a challenge along the way, our dedicated team are standing by to get you moving again

Software compatibility

Here are some of the major payroll software that Creative Auto Enrolment Pension is compatible with:

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