Is auto enrolment still posing a headache for your organisation?

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With many of you yet to stage, auto enrolment is still posing headaches for many of the charities and voluntary groups that we support.

We regularly hear the following from our members

  • Which is the right pension scheme for our organisation and our staff?
  • Which schemes carry hidden fees or administration charges?
  • How much will it cost?
  • We cannot afford to get  it wrong and be fined
  • Where do we start?

aeclipse If you are unsure of the answers to any of these questions, we would like to refer you to our SkillShare Partner, ‘AEclipse’.

AEclipse is a specialised auto enrolment company that provides the UK market with a low cost auto enrolment solution.  They have agreed to provide help and support for CVA members who are affected by the new regulation.

The feedback has been very positive for the charities they have helped us with already. They have a dedicated customer support team so if you have any auto enrolment doubts, they are more than happy to offer a free telephone consultation to put your mind at rest.

For a low monthly fee they can take the whole problem away and handle everything for you.  We would encourage you to call them or speak to anyone at CVA and we can put you in touch with them.

AEclipse has recently helped CVA member Hoole Community Centre with their pension scheme. Here is what their Treasurer Ian Thomas said about AEclipse:

“As a local charity, we do not have specialised payroll knowledge within our business. Therefore, when we were informed that we had to enrol for the Workplace Pension Scheme by 1st January, it caused us some concerns. Although we only have 5 paid staff, because of their different hours / salaries, we had a mixture of people who must be enrolled, people who did not qualify and those who could opt in or out so it was very confusing and seemed impossible.

We were introduced to Pete Avery of AEclipse Ltd via Chester Voluntary Action.  We met up with Pete to discuss the issues and how they could help us overcome them.

From this point, AEclipse played the lead role in the implementation. They were in contact with our payroll provider to ensure a smooth process.  They met our staff to explain any queries, provided the appropriate letters to them and ensured that the system was ‘up and running’ by the due date.

AEclipse has been very professional in their approach, but at the same time done it in a friendly manner – I would recommend them totally to other charities.

It is now an ‘easy to use’ system for us. This enables us to concentrate our own efforts on our core activities of providing a vibrant Community Centre and Community Café for the residents of Hoole and surrounding areas”.

More information about Hoole Community Centre and AEclipse can be found here:




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