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Employing someone between 2 April 2017 and 30 September 2017

If you first employ a member of staff between 2 April and 30 September 2017, the date your automatic enrolment duties start will depend on whether you set up your PAYE scheme with HMRC before or after your staff started working for you.

If you set up your PAYE scheme before your staff started working for you:

Your duties will start on one of two dates:

  • 1 January 2018, if you first pay your member of staff between 2 April 2017 and 30 June 2017,
  • or

  • 1 February 2018, if you first pay your member of staff between 1 July 2017 and 30 September 2017.

Find out more about what you’ll need to do.

If you set up your PAYE scheme after your staff started working for you:

Your duties start on the date your first member of staff started working for you. However, for simplicity we will treat your duties as starting on:

  • 1 January 2018, if you first pay your member of staff between 2 April 2017 and 30 June 2017,
  • or

  • 1 February 2018, if you first pay your member of staff between 1 July 2017 and 30 September 2017.

If you want to start your duties from the date you employed your first member of staff, you can contact us.

Find out more about what you’ll need to do.

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