From 1st October 2017 an Employers legal duties under the Pensions Act 2008 start as soon as the first employ a member of staff and they start work.
Their legal responsibilities include assessing the workers and automatically enrolling anyone who meets the criteria, notifying workers of their assessment outcome and their rights to opt in along with completing a declaration of compliance with the Pension Regulator. These duties are ongoing and the assessment process needs to done each time the worker is paid.
We take care of all this for our clients and we’ve been preparing for 1st October some time by asking all new service users to select a pension provider in advance of their payroll starting.
We will be contacting any service user who is having a payroll for the first time after 1st October and has not selected a pension provider yet to make sure all of our client are fully compliant.