Automatic enrolment


Every three years you must put certain staff back into a pension scheme. This is called ‘re-enrolment’.

Your re-enrolment duties must be carried out approximately three years after your automatic enrolment staging date. Your duties will vary depending on whether you identify that you have staff to re-enrol, or whether you have no staff to re-enrol. Either way, you will need to complete a re-declaration of compliance to tell us how you have met your duties.


What happens if I don’t comply?

There are certain legal duties you must meet for automatic enrolment. If you don’t comply with your duties, we may take enforcement action.

You, the employer, are responsible for meeting your legal duties for automatic enrolment. If you don’t comply, you may face enforcement action including compliance notices, and penalty notices (fines).

If you receive a penalty notice, you can pay your fine online.

If you comply late, we expect you to pay back any missed contributions to put staff in the position they would have been in if you had complied on time; this would include backdating contributions to the day that your staff member first met the age and earnings criteria to be put into a scheme.

We expect that you inform staff that they have the option to backdate their own contributions.

If you don’t pay your fine, we can recover the debt through the courts.