Consultation outcome

Automatic enrolment: technical changes (2017)

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Government response to the workplace pensions automatic enrolment miscellaneous regulations package 2017 consultation

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Detail of outcome

We published the government response to this consultation on 10 March 2017.

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 is seeking views on regulations to make 2 changes to the automatic enrolment process. The changes are for new employers due to become subject to automatic enrolment duties during 2017. They are:

  • a change to the automatic enrolment duties trigger set out in legislation for these new employers (known as post-staging employers)
  • extending to these employers the option to defer automatic enrolment for their workers (currently this is available only to employers in the staging profile)

This 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 (Feb 2017)

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Published 10 February 2017
Last updated 10 March 2017 + show all updates
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