Which employees do I have to auto-enrol?

Your auto-enrolment obligations relate to your employees and this means:

“Any individual who works under a contract of employment (an employee), or has a contract to perform work or services personally and is not undertaking the work as part of their own business.”

This is a very broad description and you’ll need to make sure you don’t miss anyone.

Many of your employees may need to be automatically enrolled, depending on:

  • their age
  • their earnings
  • whether they normally work in the UK

And other employees can ask to join too.


If you’re not sure who you need to enrol see The Pensions Regulator website.

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