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Pensions Auto-enrolment - the new timetable
A revised timetable to show for when employers of all sizes must start enrolling their staff in a workplace pension was set out by the Government today.

Large employers, those with 250 or more employees, will not face any change in the date they are due to start enrolling their staff.

This follows the announcement in November that small businesses would be given more time to prepare for automatic enrolment to help them out in exceptionally tough economic times.

The timetable for employers to begin enrolling their staff starts with the largest firms first, followed by medium, then small companies depending on the number of employees.

Automatic enrolment will begin in October 2012. All existing firms will have enrolled their staff by April 2017, followed by all new employers by February 2018. This new timeline means that 70% of individuals will be automatically enrolled before the next general election.

If you are a small company and have have fewer than 30 employees you will not need to start the process until January 2016.

The level of pension contributions will be phased in over time to help employers and individuals adjust. Full contributions will have to be paid from 1 October 2018.

The full timetable is available at
Posted on 19 Nov 2016

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