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The Government has introduced a new law that requires all employers to automatically enroll certain workers into a pension scheme. Due to a change in law the Government requires all employees who are aged 22 or over, earn more than the minimum amount set by Parliament; and are under State Pension age to be enrolled into a qualifying workplace pension scheme, if they are not already in one.

The aim is to make it easier for workers to save for their retirement and for more people to have another income in addition to the State Pension when they come to retire. Employers will also have a duty to automatically re-enroll their workers into a qualifying pension scheme every three years.

You will be auto-enrolled if you:
  • are not already in (actively paying into) a qualifying workplace pension scheme;
  • are aged 22 or over;
  • are under State Pension age;
  • Earn more than the minimum amount set by Parliament*; and
  • work or usually work in the UK.
Please note: If you are a self employed practitioner, you will not automatically be enrolled into the NHS Pension Scheme.

*The minimum amount set by Parliament can be found on The Pensions Regulator website.

For more information on Auto-Enrolment, see the FAQs available on our website.
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