When someone is about to employ a worker for the first time, they need to take certain steps in preparation for taking on staff, such as determining whether they need to register as an employer with HMRC, or taking out liability insurance. Getting ready for automatic enrolment is just one of these steps.
As soon as your client's new member of staff begins employment, your client should be ready to comply with their legal duties.
You should make sure your client knows what they need to do to be ready when their duties start. We have help and guidance available according to the tasks your client will need to complete in order to comply with their duties.
New employers after 1 October 2017 don't have a staging date, so you and your client can get started by telling us who should be their point of contact for automatic enrolment.Start at '2. Being a point of contact'
Clients without PAYE schemes
If your client doesn't have a PAYE scheme, please refer to our information on duties for new employers without PAYE schemes.