About automatic enrolment

I’m due to employ my first member of staff after 1 October 2017, when do my auto-enrolment duties start?

If you first employ a member of staff after 1 October 2017, you’ll need to start complying with the auto-enrolment …

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What is the ‘duties start date?’

This term is relevant for those who become an employer for the first time on or after 1 October 2017 …

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Which employees can ask to join?

Not all employees have to be put into a pension scheme automatically, but they can still ask to join. Whether …

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What do I do if no employee needs to be auto-enrolled?

You only need an auto-enrolment pension scheme in place by your staging date if there’s someone to auto-erol enrol on this …

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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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What are the basic things I need to do to comply with auto-enrolment?

The auto-enrolment obligations are set out in legislation and The Pensions Regulator is responsible for ensuring compliance with the auto-enrolment …

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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 after 6 April 2019 is 8% with at least …

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What are qualifying earnings?

Qualifying earnings are measured on a band of earnings between the lower earnings limit and the upper earnings limit (between …

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What are the upper/lower earnings limits?

Based on the current tax year 2019/20, the lower earnings threshold is £6,136. The upper earnings threshold is £50,000.

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