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Re-enrolling staff in a pension scheme

Every three years you must put certain staff back into your automatic enrolment pension scheme.

These are staff who left your scheme more than 12 months before your re-enrolment date or staff who are still in your scheme but pay below the minimum contributions level.

There are certain steps you will need to carry out to meet your re-enrolment duties.

You must first choose your re-enrolment date from within a six-month window which starts three months before the third anniversary of your automatic enrolment staging date and ends three months after it.

On your re-enrolment date, you must work out which of the staff re-enrolment applies to and assess them to see if they meet the age and earnings criteria to be re-enrolled. You then need to put them back into your pension scheme. You will also need to increase the contributions for any staff who are paying below the minimum contribution levels.

Once you’ve done this, you must write to these staff to tell them what is happening.

Finally, you must complete a re-declaration of compliance to tell us how you have met your re-enrolment duties, whether you had anyone to put back into your scheme or not.

To choose your re-enrolment date, use our online tool. Go to The Pensions Regulators website.


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