The law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’.
Whether you’re a hairdresser, an architect or employ a personal care assistant, if you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties.
It’s important that you understand what to do and by when, this will depend on your circumstances and those of your staff. To work out what you need to do, when you need to do it and to make sure that you only complete the tasks relevant to you, answer the questions in our ‘Duties Checker’.
The Pensions Regulator is the UK regulator of work-based pension schemes. We work with trustees, employers, pension specialists and business advisers, giving guidance on what is expected of them.
It’s important for employers to understand their role in running a good quality pension scheme and there will be different duties and areas of focus depending on the type of scheme they’re involved in. We’ve published guidance and resources to help employers understand their role across different schemes.