Help Centre for Employers

Can plan start date differ from the staging date?

Yes, this can be the case in two circumstances.

  • If an employer has missed their staging date, they will have a later start date than their staging date.
  • In addition, an employer could have a different start date to the staging date if they had chosen to commence the scheme as a voluntary scheme ahead of their staging date.

Find out when you staging date is with our staging date calculator.

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