EmployersIn this

Any employer preparing for automatic enrolment should find it helpful, but it’s of particular relevance to you if:

  • you employ up to 249 staff
  • every member of staff is based in the UK
  • you have one Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme
  • you have or are planning to set up a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme.

Create your action plan

Allow plenty of time to prepare for automatic enrolment. We recommend starting 12 months before your staging date, though this will vary depending on your individual circumstances – not all employers will need to allow so much time.

Please note: staging dates always fall on the first of the month.

Find out your staging date

To create your action plan, you'll need your staging date. You can find it by entering your PAYE reference into our staging date tool. Even if you think you know it already, it's a good idea to double-check it prior to creating your plan.

Find out your staging date using your PAYE reference

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