Auto Enrolment Staging Dates

Auto Enrolment staging dates, the date that new employer duties are enforced, have now been released for employers who had fewer than 250 employees at 1st April 2012.

All employers with more than 250 employees at 1st April 2012 will move to the new employer duties between October 2012 and February 2014. Employers with less than 250 employees and new employers who set up after 1st April 2012 will now have staging dates between April 2014 and February 2018.

Small businesses that are part of a larger PAYE scheme will have staging dates between August 2015 and April 2017 depending on the primary scheme’s staging date.

Employers can apply to bring their staging dates forward but cannot move them back.