Skip to main content


Automatic enrolment - workplace pension duties

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a workplace pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called 'automatic enrolment'. If you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties.

What you need to do next will depend on whether you're about to start your automatic enrolment duties or whether you're coming back for re-enrolment. Answer the question below to help you find the guidance that's relevant to your duties.

Work out your duties

Are you starting automatic enrolment for the first time?

Answer 'yes' to use our online tool to work out what you need to do and by when.

Answer 'no' to find out about re-enrolment.

Yes No
Three employees illustration

Managing a scheme

It's important for employers to understand their role in running a good quality pension scheme and there will be different duties and areas of focus depending on the type of scheme you're involved in. We've published guidance and resources to help you understand your role across different schemes.