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Ready to sign up?

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Sign up online

Do you have any workers to enrol?

Find out what kind of workers are eligible for auto enrolment

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Enrol workers

Have you decided what contributions you’ll make for your workers and how you’ll pay them to Nest?

Find out more about paying and making contributions in our help centre

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Manage contributions

Do you have all the information you’ll need to set up Nest?

Our handy form will help you get all the information you need together in one place (PDF)

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Manage scheme on an ongoing basis

Have you decided whether you’ll manage Nest yourself or get help?

Nest’s delegated access functionality makes it easy to get help managing the scheme

Get the right data to Nest

You can run Nest with whatever payroll software you use. We’re working closely with payroll providers on ‘web services’ to make sending data to Nest even simpler. If your provider is on board, you’ll be able to:

  • send data to Nest directly from your payroll software
  • manage day-to-day tasks without needing to log into Nest
  • save time with faster processing and cleaner data with fewer errors

Check with your payroll provider to see if they're using Nest web services or developing them behind the scenes.

Don’t worry if your payroll provider isn’t ready to offer our web services yet, as you can still send data to us directly. Our Employer payroll guide explains everything you need to know to do this in the most practical and cost-effective way. It also includes links to our Excel templates and file tester to help you get your data in the right format for Nest.

See our Employer payroll guide (PDF)

Employer FAQs

We've put together a list of frequently asked questions.


Employer FAQs

Get started

If you’re happy that you’ve got everything you need then you’re ready to get started with Nest.

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