The Pensions Regulator

Why haven't I received any correspondence from The Pensions Regulator?

If you haven’t received any correspondence from us it may be because we haven’t yet received your PAYE details from HMRC.

However, your legal duties begin on the day your first member of staff starts work. This is known as your duties start date.

Once we have received your details from HMRC, we will write to you to give you more information about your duties, including confirmation of your duties start date.

Make sure that we hold the correct contact details by nominating a contact.

If your member of staff earns £116 a week (£503 a month) or below, HMRC may not require you to set up a PAYE scheme. However, you do still have certain automatic enrolment duties:

  • You must write to your staff to tell them how automatic enrolment applies to them
  • If your staff then write to ask you to put them into a pension scheme, you must set this up for them, but you don’t have to pay into it
  • When you start paying a member of staff more than £116 per week, you must set up a PAYE scheme with HMRC. You must also assess your member of staff to work out if they need to be put into a pension scheme that you also pay into. After you set up your PAYE scheme, we'll write to ask you to complete a declaration of compliance, which is where you tell us how you've met your duties, by a specific date.

Use our online tool to understand the specific steps you need to take.

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