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Any employer preparing for automatic enrolment should find it helpful, but it’s of particular relevance to you if:

  • you employ between 50 and 249 staff
  • every member of staff is based in the UK
  • you have one Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme
  • you have or are planning to set up a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme.

Create your action plan

Allow plenty of time to prepare for automatic enrolment. We recommend starting 12 months before your staging date, though this will vary depending on your individual circumstances – not all employers will need to allow so much time.

Step 1

Find out your staging date

To create your action plan, you'll need your staging date. You can find it by entering your PAYE reference into our staging date tool. Even if you think you know it already, it's a good idea to double-check it prior to creating your plan.

Find out your staging date using your PAYE reference

Step 2

Staging dates always fall on the 1st of the month.

This tool requires JavaScript to be enabled. If you don't have JavaScript enabled, our quick guide to preparing for automatic enrolment (PDF, 12 pages) leaflet will help you see what you need to do to prepare.

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