For new employees joining a company, can we wait until their probationary period of 6-months has been completed before auto-enrolling them in the pension scheme?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 5 August 2015
Arthur Cox
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Employers can postpone auto-enrolment for a period of up to 3 months to delay the enrolment of a new probationary employee. The maximum deferment is 3 months, and so it will not cover the whole of any extended probationary period. A new employee must therefore be auto-enrolled after the deferred period even if their probationary period isn’t yet complete. When does the 3 month period commence? The postponement is deemed to run from the date upon which the employee becomes eligible for auto enrolment - which for most will be the date upon which they commence work. New employees must, however, be supplied with certain information about the postponement of their rights, including the fact that

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