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Introduction to re-enrolment - a guide for employers

Every three years you must put certain staff back into your automatic enrolment pension scheme - this is called re-enrolment. This is stage one of a two-stage process.

There are certain steps you will need to carry out to meet your re-enrolment duties.

On the third anniversary of your duties start date or staging date you should assess staff who have left your scheme to see if they meet the age and earnings criteria to be re-enrolled. You then need to put them back into your pension scheme. You will also need to increase the contributions for any staff who are paying below the minimum contribution levels.

Once you’ve done this, you must write to these staff to tell them what is happening. Finally, it’s your legal duty to complete a re-declaration of compliance to tell us how you have met your re-enrolment duties, whether you had anyone to put back into your scheme or not. This is the second stage of the process.

Use the re-enrolment duties tool on The Pensions Regulator website to find out what you need to do.