Consultation outcome

Automatic enrolment: technical changes

This consultation has concluded

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Government response to the consultation on regulations to simplify automatic enrolment processes and reduce burdens on employers

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Detail of outcome

We published the government response to this consultation on 10 March 2016.

The 25 formal written responses we received were broadly supportive of the aims of the regulations with respondents agreeing that they would reduce burdens on employers.

The regulations are published here – The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

Original consultation

Summary

This is a consultation on proposed technical changes intended to simplify the automatic enrolment process and reduce burdens on employers.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce:

  • simpler processes for the re-declaration of compliance and for employers to bring their staging date forward
  • further exceptions to employer duties in certain circumstances

The consultation is aimed at:

  • employers
  • trade unions
  • employee representatives
  • pension industry professionals, including scheme administrators, payroll administrators, accountants, payroll bureaux, independent financial advisers and employee benefit consultants

Documents

Technical changes to automatic enrolment: consultation on draft regulations (Jan 2016)

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Draft regulations: The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

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Published 26 January 2016
Last updated 10 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added the government response to the consultation.
  2. First published.