What changes to workplace pension law are being made by the legislation on auto-enrolment?

Under the legislation on auto-enrolment, employers are required to auto-enrol certain workers into a qualifying pension scheme and make contributions to the scheme on the workers' behalf. The phasing in of the auto-enrolment rules began with the largest employers on 1 October 2012 and will apply to all employers, including new employers, by February 2018.

Employers are required to register with the Pensions Regulator and have a duty to provide certain information to their workers about the changes to workplace pensions and how they will be affected.

Workers can opt out of the pension scheme once they have been automatically enrolled. Employers have a duty to re-enrol those workers automatically every three years.