The auto enrolment date is the date on which workers are enrolled into their qualifying workplace pension scheme. When automatic enrolment first applies to an organisation they may have a large number of workers who meet the requirements for auto enrolment and whose automatic enrolment date occurs at that time.
From that point onwards any new workers will have an automatic enrolment date upon joining an employer if they meet the requirements. This means they must earn more than £9,440 a year and must be aged between 22 and the State Pension Age.
Existing workers who do not meet the criteria (aged between 22 and State Pension Age and earning £9,440 a year) will have an automatic enrolment date when they first meet all the criteria for automatic enrolment.
Please note that these figures are correct for the 2012/13 tax year but are subject for review by the government every year.
Information correct as of December 9, 2013