What is Automatic Enrolment?

 Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it.

Who does it apply to?

 Automatic Enrolment applies to all employers who have at least one member of staff. It doesn’t just apply to businesses; if you employ someone directly to work for you – like a cleaner, personal care assistant or nanny, for example – you are an employer and will need to ensure that any eligible employees are enrolled into a workplace pension.

Duty Checker is a tool to work out which duties apply to you, when and how.

Who is an employer?

  • who deduct income tax and National Insurance contributions from the wages of the person they employ
  • who used an agency to hire the person and the agency pays their National Insurance contribution