How do I postpone my client's Auto Enrolment?

An employer can choose to delay assessing their workforce and by implication, delay enrolling either and individual, some, or all of their staff into a pension scheme. They can delay for up to three months. 

They must write to their staff to tell them they’re postponing automatic enrolment for them. They have six weeks from the date postponement starts to write to them. There is no need to tell The Pension Regulator that a client has decided to postpone automatic enrolment.

Your client can postpone for up to three months. They can postpone as many or as few staff as they like and the postponement period doesn’t have to be the same length for everyone.

When your client can postpone?

Your client can only postpone automatic enrolment from?

  • their staging date
  • a staff member’s first day of employment
  • the date a staff member first becomes eligible for automatic enrolment

If your client postpones from their staging date, it doesn’t change their staging date.

AccountantsPaul Caputo