The Pensions Regulator

Can we delay working out who to put into a pension scheme more than once?

You can choose to delay working out who to put into a pension scheme for up to three months for some or all of your staff. This is known as postponement.

You can only postpone automatic enrolment from:

  • your duties start date
  • a member of staff’s first day of employment
  • the date that a member of staff meets age and earning criteria (eg their 22nd birthday).

This is known as postponement.

If on the last day of the postponement period, a member of staff is aged between 22 up to state pension age, and their earnings are over £192 a week (£833 a month), they’ll need to be put into a pension scheme and you cannot apply postponement again in this instance.

If they earn less than £192 a week (£833 a month) and are not aged between 22 up to state pension age on that date they can be postponed again the next time they meet the criteria.

Find out more about postponement.

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