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The transitional period for automatic enrolment is ending

The transitional period for pension schemes with defined benefits ends on 30 September 2017. This means that if you have applied the transitional period, you will need to take action to comply with the law.

The transitional period was available for you to apply to your staff who could have joined your pension scheme with defined benefits, but either chose not to, or left the scheme before your staging date. Using the transitional period meant that you were able to delay putting these staff into a pension scheme for automatic enrolment. Read more

The transitional period can only be used with specific types of pension scheme called defined benefits (DB) pension schemes, so if you don't have this type of scheme you don't have to take any action.

Defined benefit schemes are mainly used by large employers and employers in the public sector, and are sometimes known as 'final salary schemes' or 'career average schemes'. Read more

Detailed guidance for large employers and professional advisers

We have detailed guidance available if you are a large employer, an employer whose circumstances haven’t been covered here, or you require more detailed information in order to advise your clients. This guidance is written for pensions professionals.