What is pensions auto-enrolment?

Under the legislation on auto-enrolment, employers are required to enrol certain workers into a qualifying pension scheme automatically and make contributions to the scheme on the workers' behalf.

Employers are required to register with the Pensions Regulator and have a duty to provide certain information to their workers about their rights in relation to auto-enrolment.

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.