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What are the automatic re-enrolment checks?

Every 3 years, you must put certain staff back into a pension scheme.

The system tells you which employees to check. You should check that they are still in a qualifying pension and contributing at least the required minimum amount. If they have left the pension scheme, you must put them back in. If they have reduced the contributions below the minimum, you must increase them again.

There are some exceptions to these rules. For example, you don't have to re-enrol directors or anyone who left the pension in the previous 12 months. Full details can be found on the regulator's website.

You must also complete a re-declaration of compliance, even if there was nobody to re-enrol.

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