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1. Employer duties and defining the workforce

Guidance

1. Employer duties and defining the workforce
PDF 185KB , 35 pages
Published: April 2017
An introduction to the new employer duties.

2. Getting ready

Guidance

2. Getting ready
PDF 160KB , 48 pages
Published: April 2019
First steps to prepare for the new employer duties.

3. Assessing the workforce

Guidance

3. Assessing the workforce
PDF 238KB , 58 pages
Published: April 2021
How to identify the different categories of workers.
Appendix A: Pay reference periods
PDF 97KB , 11 pages
Published: April 2017
Appendix B: Assessing a worker
PDF 159KB
Published: April 2020
Appendix C: Assessing groups of workers
PDF 130KB
Published: April 2020
Transcript for Appendix B - Assessing a worker
PDF 217KB
Published: April 2020

3a. Postponement

Guidance

3a. Postponement
PDF 119KB , 23 pages
Published: April 2017
It includes examples of other notices you might want to send to staff depending on whether they have a right to enrol, opt in or join a pension scheme.

3b. Transitional period for schemes with defined benefits

Guidance

3c. Having completed the assessment

Guidance

3c. Having completed the assessment
PDF 185KB , 23 pages
Published: April 2020
The next steps for an employer afer the assessment.
Transcript for Appendix A - Assessing a worker
PDF 231KB
Published: April 2020

4. Pension schemes

Guidance

5. Automatic enrolment process

Guidance

5. Automatic enrolment process
PDF 379KB , 33 pages
Published: April 2017
Includes more information about deducting and paying contributions, and the time limits for paying contributions.
Appendix A: Summary of automatic enrolment process
PDF 159KB , 3 pages
Published: April 2017

6. Opting in, joining and contractual enrolment

Guidance

6. Opting in, joining and contractual enrolment
PDF 142KB , 27 pages
Published: April 2017
How to process pension scheme membership outside of the automatic enrolment process.

7. Opting out

Guidance

7. Opting out
PDF 158KB , 22 pages
Published: April 2017
How to process 'opt-outs' from workers who want to leave a scheme.

8. Safeguarding individuals

Guidance

8. Safeguarding individuals
PDF 109KB , 17 pages
Published: October 2018
The new safeguards for workers.

9. Keeping records

Guidance

9: Cadw cofnodion
PDF 101KB , 13 pages
Cofnodion y mae’n rhaid eu cadw dan gyfraith dan y dyletswyddau cyflogwr newydd

10. Information to workers

Guidance

10. Information to workers
PDF 204KB
Published: April 2020
Different information requirements that an employer is subject to.

11. Automatic re-enrolment

Guidance

11. Automatic re-enrolment
PDF 204KB , 28 pages
Published: April 2017
Information on the law surrounding automatic re-enrolment.
Appendix A: The cyclical re-enrolment process
PDF 82KB , 3 pages
Published: April 2017
Transcript for Appendix A - The cyclical re-enrolment process
PDF 105KB , 2 pages
Published: April 2017

Detailed guidance resources

Resources

Information to workers resource
PDF 88KB , 6 pages
Published: April 2017
Summary of information requirements in a table format.
Employer duties and safeguards resource
PDF 103KB , 15 pages
Published: April 2017
Summary of the duties and safeguards.

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Guidance

Download all detailed guidance, appendices, transcripts and resources
ZIP 5283KB
Published: April 2020
Download all documents as a zip file. Please note this zip file is 7MB

Important

This guidance is designed to assist employers in complying with their duties. This guidance is not intended to be a definitive way of complying with the duties of the Pensions Act 2008 and the regulations made under the Act.

The Pensions Regulator cannot provide a definitive interpretation of the law; only the courts can do this. If you have any doubts of your legal rights or obligations please seek legal advice. Any alternative approach to that appearing in this guidance will nevertheless need to meet the underlying legal requirements.