Every three years you must put certain staff back into a pension scheme. This is called ‘re-enrolment’.
Once you’ve carried out re-enrolment for the first time, your next re-enrolment window will be calculated from your previous re-enrolment date.
Your duties will depend on whether you have staff to put back into your pension scheme or not. Either way, you’ll need to complete a re-declaration of compliance to tell us how you have met your duties.
Remember, re-enrolment and re-declaration is your legal duty and if you don't act you could be fined.
You must first choose your re-enrolment date from within your six-month re-enrolment window, which starts three months before and ends three months after the third anniversary of your previous re-enrolment date.
On your chosen re-enrolment date, you’ll need to assess certain staff to work out if you need to put them back into your pension scheme.
If any of your staff need to be put back into your scheme, you must write to tell them what you’ve done within six weeks of your re-enrolment date. You can use our example letter templates to do this.
You must complete and submit your re-declaration of compliance within five months of the third anniversary of your previous re-enrolment date.
It is your legal duty as the employer to make sure that the re-declaration is completed on time and the information entered is correct. If not, you may be fined.
Once you have completed your re-declaration of compliance you still have ongoing duties towards your staff.
The legal minimum for automatic enrolment contributions will increase on 6 April 2018. Are you ready?