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Automatic enrolment overview

The law on workplace pensions has changed.

Whether you’re a hairdresser, an architect or you employ a personal care assistant or a nanny, if you employ just one person, then you are an employer and have 'duties' under pensions law.

Automatic enrolment means that you – along with every other employer across the UK – must put certain staff into a pension scheme and pay into it. So it’s important that you recognise what you need to do – and by when - in order to comply with the specific duties you have as an employer.

The Pensions Regulator enforces the law on workplace pensions but we also provide the information and guidance to help you meet your duties.

The duties you have will depend on your own circumstances as an employer and those of your staff. To understand what you need to do, use our online 'Duties Checker' which will guide you through a set of simple questions to determine what your specific duties are and when they need to be completed.

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