Pension Auto-Enrolment Update
What is it?
Pension Auto-enrolment is where an employee (who is eligible) is automatically enrolled into their company’s qualifying pension scheme without having to take action. This is a proposed change to current government legislation that will become a legal requirement for all UK employers.
When is it happening?
The proposed Pension Auto-Enrolment scheme will commence in October 2012, and will be introduced in stages. In order to help businesses prepare for the changes and costs of auto enrolment, larger employers will be the first to introduce the scheme in 2012 while medium to smaller employers will be phased in over the coming years. By September 2016, all employers will be required to auto enrol their employees into a qualifying scheme.
The purpose of Pension Auto-enrolment
Auto enrolment is a part of a Government initiative to increase private retirement savings, as a large number of the UK working population are not saving enough for retirement or taking advantage of private pension schemes that may be on offer.
For more information about the scheme and the governments plan to roll it out please refer to the notes provided or contact us to speak to one of our consultants.
View Pension Auto-Enrolment Notes