The Pensions Regulator

Does re enrolment apply to all my staff or just those that meet the age and earnings threshold?

You only need to put staff back into your pension scheme if they have left your pension scheme, or reduced their contributions, and they are:

  • aged between 22 up to State Pension Age
  • and earn over £10,000 a year, or £833 a month, or £192 a week

If any of your staff fall outside of these criteria, then you only need to put them into a pension scheme if they ask to join one.

If this is the first time you must assess your staff for re-enrolment, we recommend that you use the third anniversary of your automatic enrolment staging date as the date to assess  your staff who have left your pension scheme or reduced their contributions. However, you can choose an alternative re-enrolment date if, for example, you are already passed the third anniversary of your staging date. Whichever date you choose is known as your re-enrolment date.

If you haven't assessed your staff within six weeks of the third anniversary of your staging date, you can still do this on any date up to three months after it.

You can use our re-enrolment date tool to see your available dates: www.tpr.gov.uk/reenrol-dates

You don’t need to tell us your chosen re-enrolment date until you complete your re-declaration of compliance.  Your re-declaration of compliance must be completed whether or not you have staff to put back into a pension scheme.

Find out more about re-enrolment.

If you have already carried out your first re-enrolment, use our re-enrolment tool to find out the dates you can choose to assess your staff for your next re-enrolment.

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