What is a staging date?

The staging date is the date at which you are required to provide a pension for automatic enrolment.

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Can I defer my staging date?

No, but you can delay the date of the 1st assessment for up to 3 months. If any employee wishes to join the scheme between your staging date and the

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Who are my eligible employees?

This is based on several criteria. There are: They must be aged between 22 and state pension age They must also be classed as working ordinarily in the UK Their

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How do I tell my employees that they are in the scope?

The Pension Regulator has very strict guidelines on what your communications should say. This is important to ensure you do not offer any financial advice.

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What if an employee does not want to make contributions?

The eligible jobholder may choose to opt out of scheme membership once they have been automatically enrolled. It can only happen within a specific time period known as the ‘opt-out

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We already have a pension scheme. Can I just use that scheme?

Yes you can but it must be a qualifying scheme as set out by the Pension Regulator. If you already have employees in a scheme you should ensure that you

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