Help Centre for Employers

Auto enrolment staging dates

Ideally, you should start planning 12 months before your auto enrolment staging date. The earlier you start to prepare, the smoother the transition will be.

You don’t need to be an expert in auto enrolment, but understanding what decisions you need to make will certainly ease the process. The NOW: Pensions step-by-step guide to auto enrolment helps to break the whole thing down in to manageable pieces.

Your staging date for auto enrolment depends on the size of your largest PAYE scheme as at April 2012. To look up your staging date, you’ll need to know the size of your PAYE scheme and PAYE reference.

You can find your company’s auto enrolment staging date using our staging date calculator.

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