So you’ve already read our back to basics guide about workplace pensions and auto enrolment and how this affects your business and your workers. You may feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew at this point, but keep going! So, what next? You might already know your staging date as The Pensions Regulator will have written to you to let you know. But, if you’re not sure, find out as soon as you possibly can, so you can begin to plan around it.
What is a staging date?
Your staging date is set in law as of 1 April 2012 and is the date your auto enrolment duties come into effect. It is based on the size of your largest PAYE scheme as at April 2012.
To look up your staging date, you’ll need to know your PAYE reference. Simply type it into our staging date tool below and click ‘show my staging date’.
Find out when your company’s auto enrolment staging date is by using our staging date calculator.
Some employers may want to align their staging date with other key dates in their financial or operational calendar, e.g. the beginning of the financial year. To allow some flexibility, employers may choose a different staging date, as long as it is earlier than their original allocated date. More details on how to do this can be found on The Pensions Regulator’s website.