An employer can postpone auto-enrolment for up to 3 months from certain dates. One of the times they can postpone is from their duties start date. One of the main reasons an employer might decide to postpone is if they have temporary or short-term employees. An employer can only postpone auto-enrolment from:

  • Their duties start date
  • An employee’s first day of employment
  • The date an employee first becomes eligible for auto-enrolment

Please note: postponement is not available under our Simply Comply scheme sign-up route. If an employer chooses to use postponement, they must notify their employee of this. The employee can choose not to be postponed and if they do, they must let their employer know.

Visit The Pensions Regulator’s website  for more detailed guidance.