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Every three years you must put certain staff back into a pension scheme. This is called ‘re-enrolment’.

Once you’ve carried out re-enrolment for the first time, your next re-enrolment window will be calculated from your previous re-enrolment date.

Your duties will depend on whether you have staff to put back into your pension scheme or not. Either way, you’ll need to complete a re-declaration of compliance to tell us how you have met your duties.

Remember, re-enrolment and re-declaration is your legal duty and if you don't act you could be fined.

1. Choose your re-enrolment date

You must first choose your re-enrolment date from within your six-month re-enrolment window, which starts three months before and ends three months after the third anniversary of your previous re-enrolment date. You can find your dates by using our re-enrolment date tool.

2. Assess your staff

On your chosen re-enrolment date, you’ll need to assess certain staff to work out if you need to put them back into your pension scheme.

3. Write to staff that you’ve re-enrolled

If any of your staff need to be put back into your scheme, you must write to tell them what you’ve done within six weeks of your re-enrolment date. You can use our example letter templates to do this.

4. Complete your re-declaration of compliance

You must complete and submit your re-declaration of compliance within five months of the third anniversary of your previous re-enrolment date.

It is your legal duty as the employer to make sure that the re-declaration is completed on time and the information entered is correct. If not, you may be fined.

Once you have completed your re-declaration of compliance you still have ongoing duties towards your staff.

Start your re-declaration of compliance

Find out your dates for re-enrolment

Use our tool to work out your re-enrolment date.

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