Workplace Pensions in Small Businesses

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 10 November 2015
Patricia Rooney
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We operate a small local company. I have heard a lot about auto enrolment and staging dates and requirement to provide a pension for our employees. Some of the staff are already members of an occupational pension scheme but I am confused as to what I need to do. How do I handle it?

The obligation for pension auto enrolment applies to all employers within the UK and your staging date, that is the date on which you must enrol all your eligible employees into a workplace pension scheme, depends on the number of staff you employed on 1 April 2012. If you had less than 30 staff at that time, your staging date will be 1 April 2017. 

Your obligation is to enrol staff within a workplace pension

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