Update from The Pensions Regulator

16 January 2017


Everything you need to know about automatic enrolment exemptions

In response to feedback from advisers at TPR events and webinars, new information about automatic enrolment exemptions has been added to the business adviser section of TPR’s website. Now you will find all you need to know about staff who don’t have to be automatically enrolled, such as sole directors of companies, all in one place. 

The new section also covers the regulation changes that were made in April 2016 and what they mean for your clients – e.g. they can now choose whether or not to enrol directors working under an employment contract.


Re-enrolment webinar

97% of business advisers who watched TPR’s last webinar said they’d be happy to attend another. Sign up for the next webinar on 14 February, all about re-enrolment.


Did you know?

If you’ve assessed your clients’ staff and found they have no one to put into a pension scheme, you can bring their staging date forward and you or they can complete their declaration of compliance early. You can bring your clients' staging date forward on the same form you use to complete the declaration of compliance.


Free half day business adviser seminars

Whether you’re new to automatic enrolment or want some guidance on areas that advisers have told TPR they find more challenging, an expert team is on hand to help. They will provide comprehensive information about the tasks employers will need to complete to meet their ongoing duties, including re-enrolment, with plenty of opportunities throughout the day to ask questions about any aspect of the process.

Join TPR for a free half day seminar where you can learn how to help your clients meet their legal duties. Register now for:

Brighton (1 February); or

Chester (9 February).


Payroll and assessing the workforce - new animations for business advisers

To get the lowdown on how to help your clients with their payroll processes and assessing their staff for automatic enrolment, watch new animations for business advisers.


Do any of your clients employ carers or staff in the home?

Watch new animations for employers which explain what they need to do if they employ a personal care assistant (either using their own money or money provided by their local authority or the NHS), or someone in their home, such as a nanny.