Workplace Pensions Are Here, Act Now, It's the Law

Even if you employ just one person, you must provide a workplace pension.

Small employers are being warned to act now to ensure they are ready to meet their new workplace pension duties which will soon apply to them.

All employers have a legal duty to automatically enrol certain staff into a workplace pension scheme by a deadline that is specific to them.  Automatic enrolment is automatic for workers but not for employers.

It applies to all small businesses – from chip shops, to florists to newsagents and pubs.  The law also applies to employers who have only one worker – for example a home help, carer, personal assistant or nanny. 

Around half of employers who had thought they would be ready to meet their duties on their staging date found that they were underprepared and had a last minute rush to get finished.  The experience of thousands of employers who have been through the process now is that automatic enrolment takes longer than they expect to prepare for. Don’t get caught out. Start your preparation early.

The essential guide to automatic enrolment: www.tpr.gov.uk/ae-essential-guide  

Useful links:

Tools to get your started: www.tpr.gov.uk/employers/beginners-guide-to-auto-enrolment

The essential guide to automatic enrolment: www.tpr.gov.uk/ae-essential-guide

Staging date tool: www.tpr.gov.uk/staging

Nominate a contact: www.tpr.gov.uk/nominate

Planning tool: www.tpr.gov.uk/planner

6 month checklist: www.tpr.gov.uk/six-month

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