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How to set up a
workplace pension

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Nest is here to support your business on its journey to setting up a great workplace pension for your workers. We take you through everything you need to know – including how to prepare your business and your options for getting help with your duties.

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Get ready to set up your workplace pension

Discover the key decisions your business needs to make and the processes you should put in place.

Prepare your business

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Choose your contribution rates

Find out the minimum you need to contribute and how you calculate a worker’s qualifying earnings.

Decide your contribution rates

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How to enrol your workers

Once you’ve assessed your workers, you’re ready to take the next step. See what you need to do to enrol your workers into Nest.

Enrolling your workers

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Using delegates and third parties

If your business wants help running Nest, that’s fine. You can choose to hand over some, or all of your tasks.

Getting help with your tasks

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Using payroll software

See how payroll software can help to make your pension duties quicker and easier.

Benefits of payroll software


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When workers opt out

Learn more about what happens if a worker opts out of Nest and the tasks you have to complete.

Handling opt outs

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Open your Nest account

When you choose Nest, you're doing the best you can for the people who work with you. All with as little effort as possible.