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Employment law guide

Pensions

Most employers used to be required to offer their employees access to a stakeholder pension scheme. Certain employers and employees were exempt from this obligation.

Since 1st October 2012 this requirement has been removed, with the introduction of new workplace pension regulations implementing a framework set out in the Pensions Act 2008 which will by 2017 place a duty on all employers to automatically enrol their qualifying workers in a workplace pension scheme and make payments on their behalf. 

Every employer must automatically enrol workers into a workplace pension scheme if they:

Employers has to start to comply with the scheme over a four year period with “staging dates” set according to the number of workers in the employer’s PAYE scheme.

Employment law help for employees

Got a problem at work? How to get help

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