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Workplace pensions

The introduction of new workplace pensions implementing a framework set out in the Pensions Act 2008, which places a duty on all employers to automatically enrol their qualifying workers in a workplace pension scheme and make payments on their behalf, began in 2012.

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

All new employers now have to enrol eligible staff into a workplace pension from day one of employment.