Help Centre for Employees

What is a staging date?

The staging date is the first date that an employer must comply with the legislative requirements for auto enrolment. As a minimum an employer must issue communications from this date, even if they are going to postpone the assessment of their workers until a later date.

Find out when your company’s auto enrolment staging date using our staging date calculator.

Any business that employed staff on or after 1st October 2017 has auto enrolment duties as soon as they employ someone for the first time. This is known as the “duties start date”. These businesses do not have staging dates.

 

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