About automatic enrolment

Can employees opt in if they’ve previously left the pension scheme?

Your employee may change their mind and want to opt in to their workplace pension. They may have opted out …

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Can I postpone my duties start date and how long can I do this for?

Yes, you can do this for a maximum of 3 months. There are 3 types of postponement. These can be …

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Does your scheme allow postponement?

Yes, the maximum legal period that you can delay putting employees into your pension scheme is 3 months if you …

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How and where do I send details of my employees’ contributions?

You’ll need to calculate, deduct and pay employees’ contributions, as well as employer contributions on their behalf into the qualifying …

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How do I know what auto-enrolment (AE) status my employees are?

Certain employees have to be put into a workplace pension, and you have to pay contributions into their pension pots. …

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How much do I need to pay into my employees’ pension pots?

If the qualifying earnings basis is being used, the minimum contribution is 8% with at least 3% from the employer …

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I can’t pay for contributions, what happens now?

By law, when you take contributions from your employees’ wages, you must pay these to your pension provider by the …

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I’m an employer – what’s auto-enrolment about?

The Government has brought some fundamental changes to workplace pensions and in 2012 introduced auto-enrolment. If you employ at least …

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I’m an employer – when will auto-enrolment affect me?

Your organisation will have a ‘staging date’ – this is when you need to start meeting your auto-enrolment duties. This …

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If an employee is still on probation, can the company choose not to auto-enrol them?

An employer can choose to enrol its employees when they commence employment, or the employer is able to postpone enrolling …

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