Automatic enrolment – back to basics

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) have produced an excellent webcast that explains the basics around automatic enrolment duties and have kindly agreed that we share it with you.

It has been nearly five years since auto enrolment came into force in 2012 and for many, particularly large employers, it is now very much ‘business as usual’. Naturally, the focus of much information, guidance and support around auto enrolment has moved on.

However for employers paying PAYE income for the first time after 1 April 2012 auto enrolment is still very much an issue as staging dates will be occurring until February 2018. And for any employer stating on or after 1 October 2017, the duties will apply immediately.

This is where the CIPP’s webcast comes in. Created by Diana Bruce, senior policy liaison officer in the CIPP’s policy team, it focuses on auto enrolment duties and the implementation process. It covers the following topics:

  • Duties checker
  • Employers with a duty to provide a pension
  • Employers who do not have to provide a pension scheme but still have duties
  • New employers from 1 October 2017
  • Contribution levels
  • Automatic re-enrolment
  • Compliance

Using the latest guidance from The Pensions Regulator (TPR), the webcast includes links to relevant pages in TPR’s extensive website.

You can also find more information on providing a pension for your personal assistant and automatic enrolment in our dedicated website section.