Automatic Enrolment Duties

26 September 2017

Have you recently employed your first member of staff? Don’t forget you have automatic enrolment duties

If you have recently employed someone for the first time, then you may have already received a letter from The Pensions Regulator about automatic enrolment. Don’t ignore it – you have legal duties to meet.

TPR has online information that will help you – take 5 minutes to complete TPR’s duties checker to find out what tasks you need to complete and by when.

If you are starting a new business and taking on a member of staff then as well setting up a PAYE scheme and deciding what to pay, you’ll need to assess them to see if you need to put them into a workplace pension scheme. This is called automatic enrolment and is a legal duty.

The Pensions Regulator has produced a short video in their ‘James Explains’ series to help you.

Automatic enrolment is an ongoing process – it does not end on your staging date
If you’ve already automatically enrolled your staff, don’t forget that you’ll have continuing duties – The Pensions Regulator carries out spotchecks around the country, so make sure you know what you need to do and are up to date with your ongoing duties.

TPR has information and guidance to help you understand your ongoing duties.