TPR continues to provide support for employers yet to stage

23 March 2015

The 11-step guide will walk employers through their legal requirements and is a small part of a number of measures taken by the regulator to ensure small and micro employers have easy access to the information they will need to comply.

The online guide also contains essential information tailored for the needs of employers of carers and also director-only companies. The Step By Step Guide can be accesses at the TPR website along with a host of other tools and guidance aimed at:

  • The employer
  • The employee
  • The business advisor
  • The Trustee

This online guide has been written specifically for employers with between one and 50 staff, many of whom will have limited pensions experience. The guide explains how to complete key tasks such as knowing when to be ready, providing a point of contact for the regulator, checking who needs to be enrolled and creating a plan of action.

Executive director for automatic enrolment Charles Counsell said: “We are determined to do all we can to reach out to all small and micro businesses preparing for their automatic enrolment duties. We want to make the process as simple as possible so that employers can avoid the risk of non compliance.

“Our new online 11-step guide is a key part of a wide package of measures we are rolling out to give more than a million employers all the information they need, written and produced in a way they makes sense to them.

“Our message to employers is ensure you know when your automatic enrolment duties begin and start planning in good time. The regulator’s website should be the first port of call for all employers and their advisers as it offers essential information about each task an employer will need to accomplish in order to comply and avoid penalties.”

As the majority of small businesses are expected to turn to their business advisers for help the regulator will also be launching a new online business adviser hub so that they will have all the information they need to help their clients. The new look online guide, national letter campaign, bespoke essential guides and business adviser hub are part of a package of communications targeted at small and micro employers and their advisers.