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Professionals helping employers

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    What is NEST?

    Purpose-built for auto enrolment and available to any employer to meet their new duties, NEST is a great choice for your clients.

    Find out more about NEST
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    NEST Connect

    Offer an end-to-end service using NEST Connect. It’s the easy way to help your clients with auto enrolment and NEST.

    Learn about NEST Connect

By 2018 every employer in the UK will have to provide a suitable workplace pension scheme for their workers.

This means that thousands of employers will be reviewing their existing pension provision and many more will be brand new to pensions. The majority will be looking for help to meet their duties from professionals like you.

Why choose NEST?

NEST is the only scheme that has a public service obligation to accept any employer that comes to us to meet their duties. So you can be sure we’ll be ready to help your clients regardless of the size or make-up of their workforce.

And because NEST was designed to exceed all the regulatory standards and best practice advice, you can recommend NEST to your clients knowing they’ll be protected from regulatory worries in the future. You can also be assured that you’re offering a scheme with an award-winning range of investment choices that’s great value for their workers.


NEST can be part of the service you offer existing clients or the beginning of a new business relationship that will offer you new opportunities in the years to come.

Industry recognition

Defaqto 4 Star Rating

NEST has been awarded a 4 Star Rating in the auto enrolment pension category from the leading independent financial research company, Defaqto. Their ratings are designed to show the quality of features and benefits of a financial product to help people make better financial decisions. Our 4 Star Rating indicates that NEST provides a quality offering in the auto enrolment market.

Pension Quality Mark READY

NEST is one of only a handful of pension schemes to have achieved PQM READY status. This is the quality standard from the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) for schemes that demonstrate key aspects of good pension provision.

Our PQM READY status shows that we’ve been independently assessed and meet NAPF’s quality standards on good scheme governance and member communications.

Find out more on the PQM website (opens in a new window).

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NEST Connect

NEST Connect is our online hub for professionals helping their clients with auto enrolment. It’s free, straightforward to use and can be set up to run the way that works best for you.

NEST Connect makes it easy for you to offer an end-to-end solution for clients, from setting them up to the ongoing maintenance of their scheme. And it’s designed to be compatible with existing systems and software, so you don’t need to worry about whether it’ll be the right fit for your business.

Build your business

If you’re a professional working with employers on their pension provision, auto enrolment offers a great opportunity to expand the services you offer to existing clients. It’s also a chance to tap into a huge market of employers new to pensions.

Find out about your business opportunities

Become a NEST Connector

With thousands of employers soon to be affected by auto enrolment, the efficiencies of NEST Connect can help you meet demand and offer cost-effective services to the new pensions market.

Learn more about NEST Connect

Resources designed for you

Our wide range of resources can help explain auto enrolment and NEST. They include how-to guides and templates your clients can use to meet their duty to inform their workers about auto enrolment. You can keep up to date with NEST in our regular newsletter too.

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Who’s using NEST?

Many people like you are already using NEST to help clients with their new duties. This includes payroll providers, accountants and advisers.

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Help is at hand

Our online help centre covers everything you need to know about using NEST, from getting started to step-by-step guides to help your clients understand what they need to do.

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