Pensions Act 2008 (Commencement No.13) Order 2012 and Pensions Act 2011 (Commencement No.3) Order 2012 come into force
Implementation date: 30 June 2012
The commencement orders implement various sections of the Pensions Act 2008 and the Pensions Act 2011, to give effect to the introduction of pensions auto-enrolment. The duty to auto-enrol eligible jobholders into a qualifying workplace pension scheme applies in stages, starting with the largest employers from 1 October 2012, although employers have the option of bringing their staging date forward to 1 July 2012. The safeguarding provisions requiring employers to protect individuals from unfair treatment in relation to pensions auto-enrolment apply from 30 June 2012. The Pensions Act 2008 (Commencement No.13) Order 2012 (PDF format, 55K) and the Pensions Act 2011 (Commencement No.3) Order 2012 (PDF format, 46K) can be viewed on the UK legislation website.