Pensions Reminder for Small Employers

It doesn’t seem long since small employers were required to start to assess and automatically enrol eligible workers into qualifying pension schemes.

With the three-year anniversary approaching of the change in regulations, some of the earliest employers to pass their pension staging date, will now have to re-enrol certain staff who have chosen to opt out.

Nigel Stapleton, Payroll Manager of CBR Business Solutions explain more. ‘An employer’s re-enrolment duties must be carried out approximately three years after their automatic enrolment staging date.  Each employer’s duties will vary depending on whether they have staff to re-enrol, or whether there are no staff to re-enrol. Either way, they will need to complete a re-declaration of compliance to confirm how they have met their duties.

‘Re-enrolment and re-declaration is a legal duty and if employers don’t act they could be fined.’ Nigel warns.

The four stages of the re-enrolment process include

  • Choosing your re-enrolment date
  • Assessing your staff
  • Writing to staff
  • Completing a Declaration of Compliance

CBR Business Solutions’ payroll customers can be supported through this process by Nigel and the payroll team, or for further information and guidance visit the Pensions Regulator website.