Every employer in the UK had, or new Employers will be given, a Staging Date. This date is the date by which the Employer must already be compliant with the auto-enrolment rules.

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For many large employers across the UK, implementing Auto-enrolment was just the start and many firms who opted to take care of the ongoing requirements themselves, are now finding out just how onerous it is.

Auto-enrolment is not a one-off requirement and firms have many responsibilities to perform each and every month.

However, help is at hand!

By contacting us, we can provide you with a solution to take care of the ongoing administrative burdens. These include:

  • Communicate with workers – our auto-enrolment software can automatically create and distribute the communications required for each category of worker.
  • Management and recording of opt-outs and opt-ins using our online process.
  • Meeting ongoing record keeping, worker assessment and automatic enrolment requirements – automatic alerts ensure key tasks are never forgotten and our scheduling tool enables processes to be fully automated.

It is important to note that:

An employer can start an auto-enrolment scheme prior to its staging date, but not after its staging date.

These dates in the table below apply to when an Employer must start to comply with the new regulations in respect of auto-enrolment. As stated above, the date cannot be delayed, but can be voluntarily brought forward.

In October 2012, each Employer had a date dependent upon the number of workers employed. The table below sets out the revised automatic enrolment dates for all employer sizes.

Employer size (by PAYE scheme size) or other description Automatic Enrolment duty date
Employers without PAYE schemes 1 April 2017
New employers Apr 2012 to Mar 2013 1 May 2017
New employers Apr 2013 to Mar 2014 1 July 2017
New employers Apr 2014 to Mar 2015 1 August 2017
New employers Apr 2015 to Dec 2015 1 October 2017
New employers Jan 2016 to Sep 2016 1 November 2017
New employers Oct 2016 to Jun 2017 1 January 2018
New employers Jul 2017 to Sep 2017 1 February 2018
New employers Oct 2017 Immediate duty