Automatic enrolment: Business as usual, just like real-time PAYE

12 May 2016

Automatic enrolment is a continuing responsibility for employers. An employer's duties do not end after their staging date.

Employers will need to:

  • pay regular contributions into the pension scheme
  • monitor the age and earnings of their staff and enrol any eligible staff
  • process any requests to join or leave the scheme
  • keep and maintain accurate records
  • re-enrol eligible staff every three years if they’re not already active members of one.

All of this should become 'business as usual', just like real-time PAYE.

The Pensions Regulator has all the information and guidance to help you understand your clients’ ongoing duties.

The Pensions Regulator also produces a free, monthly e-newsletter with useful information about automatic enrolment. April’s newsletter featured stories on the recent changes to earnings thresholds, re-enrolment, and how to complete a declaration of compliance. There’s also a regular feature which focuses on ‘Hot Topics’ that their contact centre is taking calls about.

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