9 February 2015 by Crystal HR & Payroll Ltd
As you may be aware, all small and micro businesses are to receive letters from The Pensions Regulator in the coming months as part of a new campaign to give them key information on automatic enrolment, including when the duties affect them.
The decision to write to more than 1.5 million addresses across the UK from the end of January aims to ensure that by the summer all employers know their ‘staging date’ – the date when they need to be ready to meet their automatic enrolment duties.
Employers are likely to seek advice and guidance in preparation to meet their duties.
*There will be two letters. The majority of employers will receive the standard letter. An exemption letter will be sent to single director companies whose PAYE data, as of 1 April 2012, showed that they had workers being paid at that time, but our current records indicate that this is no longer the case (or that they are only paying themselves as the director). This letter will explain that they are therefore exempt from the employer duties, but goes on to explain how they can contact TPR if this subsequently changes.