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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 You can find more information on how to complete this process by visiting http://www.thepensionsre

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.