Editor's message: Unless your organisation is one of the small employers that has not yet reached its staging date, you are likely to be caught by the pensions auto-enrolment requirements by now. If you are a large employer, you may already have gone through, or be about to go through, the process of re-enrolling eligible workers into a qualifying pension scheme.
Whether or not your workers are eligible to be automatically enrolled into a pension scheme depends on their age and earnings. Other workers may ask to be voluntarily enrolled into the scheme.
The pension scheme that you offer has to meet minimum requirements for pensions auto-enrolment purposes. There are also a number of duties related to pensions auto-enrolment. For example, you must provide information to your workers about their rights and make a declaration of compliance to the Pensions Regulator.
Clio Springer, senior employment law editor
The Pensions Regulator is bringing the first pensions auto-enrolment prosecution over allegations that a bus company and its managing director deliberately avoided enrolling staff into a workplace pension scheme.
We analyse the types of pension schemes employers offer, as well as contribution rates and pension scheme membership.
Updated to include the changes to the lower and upper levels of the qualifying earnings band for pensions auto-enrolment, in force from 6 April 2017.
Updated to reflect increases in the earnings limits for the 2017/18 tax year.
The Government consults on proposals to improve the pensions auto-enrolment process for new employers who become subject to auto-enrolment duties during 2017.
Use this pensions auto-enrolment workflow to prepare for your organisation's pensions auto-enrolment staging date.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pensions auto-enrolment.