By providing our clients with a professional auto enrolment service we can help ensure our clients are compliant with the latest legislation and offer a pension scheme to their qualifying workforce.


Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’. If you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties. We provide an ‘end to end’ service to help you to understand what automatic enrolment means for your business and how to ensure you are complying with your statutory obligations.

Auto Enrolment is something we provide to our own payroll clients in the main although we offer this as a service to non-payroll clients as well. This means that you can come to us just to set up your auto enrolment for you.

Working to support your automatic enrolment needs

We provide a comprehensive support package to help you and your employees work through the implications of auto enrolment. This support includes telephone support, training and even our very own video content which can be used by employers and employees alike.

Your staging date is your deadline for getting auto enrolment set up.  For existing businesses set up prior to Oct 17 you will already have staged by February 18.  For new businesses employing staff from 1 Oct 17 your staging date will be the first day you employed someone and your auto enrolment duties will start from that date.

Can I do this myself?

In principle you don’t need to go through someone like us to get your scheme in place. In practice however, and from experience, we have had clients come to us after doing their best to do it themselves. In the end they have found they have wasted their time and money and been frustrated in the process. Our recommendation is to avoid the frustration, focus on what you do best and commission someone like c21 to do this for you.

What will it cost?

Many companies are seeking to charge significant amounts for their auto enrolment service. Their charges for setting up alone can be upwards of £1000. Our fees start from as little as £300 per company, making it very affordable for most smaller companies. There are small ongoing charges which you can discuss with one of our team as they are determined by how many people have enrolled into your scheme.

Get in touch

To discuss your scheme simply call us on 0114 3830336. We would be happy to discuss with you how we can help you to set up and manage your auto enrolment pension scheme.


Here are five reasons why we recommend that you outsource your auto enrolment set up and administration:

  • We are up to date with all of the latest legislation.  Like most if not all new initiatives, there are many areas which need to be clarified or haven’t been considered by HMRC.  These can be time consuming and confusing.
  • There are hefty penalties for those who don’t meet the requirements of the legislation.  Outsourcing means you don’t get caught out by avoidable fines.
  • We can offer all the necessary training and support you need for Directors, management and staff including video training.  We’ve invested in this to save our clients time and money.
  • Our rates are very competitive when compared to many other companies.  We have recognised that this is seen as a burden to many small companies and we are doing our best to limit the impact from this statutory requirement.
  • By outsourcing you will always have an expert at hand at no additional cost to you.  Our call response times are significantly less than HMRC.

Other optional services can be provided and discussed with our team at any time.  Longer term undertakings with clients may be subject to discounted rates.  Ask us for more details.

C21 Payroll is not authorised to provide pension advice as this is an activity which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).  If clients do not wish to use one of the Pension Regulator recommended schemes, we can administrate alternative schemes set up by a third party or Independent Financial Adviser (IFA).


C21 have been an enormous help to us in implemeting our automatic enrolment pension scheme.  They provided plenty of information, training for staff and as much hand holding as we needed.  Very much welcomed support in an area which could have been very frustrating and messy…

> Charity Manager



Comprehensive Payroll Outsourcing Bureau, offering bespoke payroll services for small and medium sized organisations throughout the UK.


Fully integrated auto enrolment pensions scheme set-up and administration.  We can take you through the process step by step.


We work alongside intermediaries such as accountants to provide white label options for delivering payroll services to their clients.


We provide part time bookkeeping services for clients who want to outsource this function without the additional costs of accountancy.


We can bring our experience of payroll and bookkeeping to your business through training and consultancy.


We offer strategic partnerships with ambitious franchises who want to strengthen their offer to their franchisees.


Here are just some of the reasons why we think you should choose C21 when considering outsourcing payroll. We are a well established professsional payroll provider.  We offer a comprehensive service which satisfies both the needs and the wants of our clients.  We pride ourselves on excellent service quality with impressive and consistent accuracy levels.

We save you time by dealing with the issues and problems that invariably arise when dealing with HMRC, The Pensions Regulator and payroll in general.  We have a wealth of knowledge acccumulated over many years which would far surpass that of most internal accounts staff.  We are a small family run company who pride ourselves on providing a friendly and personal service unlike larger providers with call centres.

CONTACT US ON 0114 383 0336

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More Information

C21 Accounting & Payroll Solutions Ltd is part of the C21 Group of Companies.  C21 Accounting & Payroll Ltd is a company limited by shares.

Registration Number 06538192.

25b Napier Court, Gander Lane, Barlborough, Chesterfield, S43 4PZ

0114 3830336

Business Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Contact Us

C21 Group of Companies
25b Gander Lane
S43 4PZ

Telephone: 0114 383 0336


C21 Group of Companies:

C21 Accounting & Payroll Solutions Ltd
Company Number 065838192

C21 Consulting Ltd
Company Number 06386950

C21 Creative Solutions Ltd
Company Number 06820722


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