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New timetable for Pensions Auto-Enrolment published

26 January 2012 #Employment


As outlined in a buddy blog late last year, the Department for Work and Pensions planned to amend the timetable for auto-enrolment into pension schemes.

Yesterday the new timetable (set out below) was published. Large employers (those with 250 or more employees) will not face any change in the date they must start enrolling their staff (October 2012). All existing companies must have enrolled employees by April 2017, followed by all new employers by February 2018. The level of contributions will be phased in over time to help employers and individuals adjust. Full contributions will have to be paid from 1 October 2018.

A consultation and draft regulations with more detailed information will be published shortly.

The new timetable set out on the DWP website is copied below:

Employer size (by PAYE scheme size) or other
  description

Automatic Enrolment duty date

 

From

To

250 or more members

1 October 2012

1 February 2014

50 to 249 members

1 April 2014

1 April 2015

Test tranche for less than 30 members

1 June 2015

30 June 2015

30 to 49 members

1 August 2015

1 October 2015

Less than 30 members

1 January 2016

1 April 2017

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

- - -

 The full press release is available here

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