Employers need to automatically enrol certain workers into a pension scheme and make contributions towards it.
We have a range of information available to help you understand and prepare for your new automatic enrolment duties.
Employers may ask their advisers to carry out some or all of their automatic enrolment duties on their behalf.
You can access useful information and resources to help you in the specific areas where your clients are likely to ask you for help with automatic enrolment.
Trustees have an important role to play in automatic enrolment. Employers may approach you for advice on whether the current pension scheme can be used for automatic enrolment and if not, how to change the scheme rules.
Automatic enrolment - how does it affect me?
Know your staging date
Your deadline for being compliant with your new automatic enrolment duties is known as your staging date. Your staging date is important - if you don't know it, look it up using your PAYE reference.
Start your automatic enrolment plan today
There's a lot you need to do to get ready for automatic enrolment, so allow plenty of time to prepare. Find out what you need to do and when using our automatic enrolment planner.
Registration with The Pensions Regulator
You have four months from your staging date to complete registration with us and provide certain information about how you've complied with your automatic enrolment duties. Make notes of key details as you prepare to make the online registration process quick and easy.
- An overview
- Getting started
- Guidance and compliance
- Pension schemes
- Webinars & events
- Subscribe to our free e-newsletter
- Useful websites
Information Main steps to automatic enrolment
Guide to help you start your plan and make sure you're compliant
Interactive tool Beginner's guide to auto enrolment
Our interactive tools will help you get to grips with your duties, from finding out your staging date to working out your minimum employer contribution
Information Staging date timeline
A table showing staging dates by PAYE reference or employer size, plus how to bring your staging date forward
Guidance and compliance
Guidance Detailed guidance
A series of guidance documents explaining the duties in detail and how to implement them
Information Automatic enrolment registration
All employers must register with us within four months of their staging date - find out how to register online
Information Compliance and enforcement
Our regulatory approach to minimising non-compliance
Guide (PDF) Employer duties: our regulatory approach (PDF, 69kb, 10 pages)
A quick guide to our compliance and enforcement strategy for employers subject to automatic enrolment duties
Interactive tool Does your existing scheme qualify?
A tool to help you when reviewing your pension arrangements
Leaflet Selecting a good automatic enrolment scheme (PDF, 62kb, 4 pages)
Questions you can ask when selecting a new scheme or reviewing the suitability of an existing one
Leaflet Contractual versus automatic enrolment (PDF, 26kb, 3 pages)
A summary of the key differences and how to fit contractual enrolment with the new duties
The minimum contribution levels will be introduced gradually over six years, known as 'phasing'
Interactive tool Writing to workers about automatic enrolment
Letter template tool to help you get the right information to the right worker
Information Explaining automatic enrolment to workers
Customisable resources to help employers raise general awareness about automatic enrolment among their workforce
Webinars & events
Every employer with workers in the UK has new automatic enrolment duties to help more of their workers to save for retirement. If your employer's workplace pension duties fall under your remit, we can assist you. You can either register for upcoming events / webinars or view any previous webinars here.
When: 12th, 18th & 20th June
Time: am & pm
Where: Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast
Subscribe to our free e-newsletter
Our free news-by-email service will keep you informed of all updates relating to automatic enrolment, from webinars and workshops to new products and guidance updates.
Make sure you don't miss out.
Nod y Llywodraeth wrth ddiwygio pensiynau yn y gwaith yw annog mwy o bobl i sicrhau bod ganddyn nhw gynilion pensiwn digonol ac wedi’u diogelu. Eglurwn pam mae angen y diwygio, y nodau y mae’n gobeithio eu cyflawni a’i oblygiadau i gyflogwyr a chyflogai.