Automatic enrolment rules

I’m about to start a new part-time job and my employer hasn’t mentioned anything about pensions yet. What do I do?

All employers must offer a workplace pension scheme by law. Your employer must automatically enrol you into a pension scheme …

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What must my employer do under the automatic enrolment rules?

After you’ve been enrolled into your employer’s workplace pension scheme, your employer must: pay at least the minimum contributions to …

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Can my employer delay my enrolment date?

  Although your employer can’t change its staging date, it can delay the date it intends to enrol you into …

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What penalties are there if my employer doesn’t comply?

  The Pensions Regulator is responsible for ensuring compliance with the automatic enrolment legislation; where there’s a breach it’ll initially …

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What do I do if my employer doesn’t comply with its automatic enrolment duties?

  Every employer has been given a specific date by which they needed to comply with these duties. You should first contact …

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Is there a time limit for my employer to forward my pension contributions to you?

Yes, the law requires that when your employer deducts contributions from their staff’s pay, they must pay these to their workplace …

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Payments haven’t been made to my workplace pension scheme. What do I do?

If your employer hasn’t: made the payment to your pension scheme that they’re required to make, or passed the contribution …

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My employer hasn’t passed money deducted from my wages to you – how do you rectify this?

  If your employer is behind with payments, we’ll initially get in touch with them to let them know that …

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Is there anything I can do if I’m concerned about my employer making late contributions into my pension pot?

  Your first step (and probably the most effective) is to discuss your concerns with your employer. If this is …

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Are there any employees that don’t have to be automatically enrolled?

  Yes. Among the employees that must be put into a workplace pension, there are some exceptions. Your employer can choose …

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