The following are other conditions that exclude you from auto-enrolment.
- – If you are the only director in your company without any workers.
- – if there are more than one directors in your company but each without a contract of employment (except one). Should you be contacted by TPR about auto-enrolment responsibilities, you’ll need to inform TPR that there are no workers in your company that qualify for auto-enrolment.
But there is a catch. If you are currently exempted from auto-enrolment by this director-only clause but on or after 1 October 2017, you employ a worker, your company will be viewed as ‘new employer’ and therefore have new auto-enrolment duties.
Your Deadlines Workplace Pension
The deadline to issue to correct letters to your employees and set up a workplace pension for them. If needed is five months, starting from when you auto-enrolment duties begin (the staging date).
You can be fined by The Pension Regulator for missing deadlines and although there is usually some leniency. These rules are being monitored with more strictness.
Contact us if you need any professional guidance or further clarification about of auto-enrolment in workplace pensions.