Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called 'automatic enrolment'. If you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties.
If so, it’s important that you understand what to do and by when, so you can meet your automatic enrolment duties.
Use our 'Duties Checker' to work what you need to do.
From 1 October 2017, your duties as an employer begin on the day your first member of staff starts work. There are certain steps that you must take to ensure that you comply with the law.
You have re-enrolment duties every three years, which is when you must put certain staff back into your pension scheme. Even if you have no staff to re-enrol you will need to complete a re-declaration of compliance.
It’s important for employers to understand their role in running a good quality pension scheme and there will be different duties and areas of focus depending on the type of scheme they’re involved in.
We’ve published guidance and resources to help employers understand their role across different schemes.