The majority of businesses fall into the bracket of small employers and will have their 'staging date' this year between April & November 2017

 

Many bookkeepers are finding their clients rely on them to initiate and administer auto enrolment, with most payroll software having a built in facility to incorporate workplace pension contributions, both employer and employee, with the chosen pension provider.

 

Future staging dates are as follows:

 

Employers with less than 30 employees: by Apr 17

 

New employer between Apr 12 & Mar 13: 1 May 17

 

New employer between Apr 13 & Mar 14: 1 July 17

 

New employer between Apr 14 & Mar 15: 1 Aug 17

 

New employer between Apr 15 & Dec 15: 1 Oct 17

 

New employer between Jan 16 & Sept 16: 1 Nov 17

 

New employer between Oct 16 & June 17: 1 Jan 18

 

New employer between July 17 & Sept 17: 1 Feb 18

 

New employer from Oct 17: Immediate start

 

Automatic fines will be imposed if a workplace pension is not in place on or before the staging date