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Articles 16.7.13

Auto enrolment. What every employer should know

Articles 16.07.2013

A major change is coming for any business in the UK. The UK Government has introduced new pensions legislation, which makes it compulsory for employers to implement a ‘qualifying’ employee pension scheme, and for employers and employees to contribute to it. For most businesses, this change will have a significant impact on costs, systems and the administration burden. Key facts for employers

  1. Your start date depends on the number of employees you had in your PAYE scheme on 1 April 2012, but the dates fall between Oct 12 and Sept 17.
  2. You must use a qualifying scheme
  3. You must contribute 3% of qualifying earnings
  4. Not all employees are eligible
  5. You must register with The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and enrol eligible employees
  6. There are steep penalties for non compliance

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