Re-enrolling your workers into the pension scheme
Every three years employers must re-enrol staff back into their workplace pension scheme where those workers had previously opted out. This process will occur if a worker meets both the age and earnings criteria for auto-enrolment and is known as ‘re-enrolment’.
Re-enrolled employees will have a one-month ‘Opt-Out’ window from the date that they are re-enrolled to inform the pension provider that they do not want to become a member on this occasion. Workers cannot ‘Opt-Out’ until after they have been re-enrolled.
If Mitchell Charlesworth is engaged for both Payroll and auto-enrolment services your workers will be automatically re-assessed for ‘re-enrolment’ on the first pay day after their re-enrolment date. Where appropriate they will be included in the following pension upload file to be re-enrolled into the workplace pension scheme and we will generate a letter to inform them of the enrolment as part of the pay run.
Re-declaration of Compliance
As an employer you have a duty to inform The Pensions Regulator that you have met compliance by completing a re-declaration of compliance within five months of the third anniversary of your automatic enrolment staging date via http://www.autoenrol.tpr.gov.uk
You can find more information on how to complete this process by visiting http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/automatic-enrolment-online-reregistration-checklist.pdf
Mitchell Charlesworth can help
Unless you inform us otherwise, we will complete the re-declaration of compliance with The Pensions Regulator ahead of the re-declaration deadline on your behalf for a fee of £95+vat
This will be undertaken within 8 weeks of completing the re-assessment process within the payroll.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to complete the re-declaration of compliance yourself at no additional cost, please notify us by email within 5 working days of receipt of our reminder email to you.
Please Note: There are fixed penalties of £400 and escalating penalties starting at £50 a day for failing to complete the re-declaration of compliance even if you do not have any workers re-enrolled into the pension scheme.
In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact your usual payroll team contact.