7 Steps To Prepare

Quote What do I need to do to prepare for auto enrolment for my salon or barbershop? 7 steps to prepare as advised by The Pensions Regulator

1. Find out your staging date

  • You must be prepared for your staging date.
  • You’ll need your PAYE reference to find out your staging date which can be found on letters you’ve received from The Pensions regulator about auto enrollement.
  • Click here to find out your staging date

2. Assess your workforce

  • Eligible workers will need to be automatically enrolled in a pension scheme.
  • An ‘eligible worker’ is:
    • Aged between 22 and state pension age
    • Working or ordinarily working in the UK
    • Earning more than £10,000 a year.
  • Workers who are not eligible still have the right to opt in.

3. Review your pension arrangements

  • Review your existing pension scheme.
  • Choosing a qualifying pension scheme (Remember the NHF have a pension scheme with Wren Sterling for the hair and beauty industry, open to NHF members and non-members).

4. Communicate the changes to all your workers

  • It’s the employers’ duty to write to your employees and let them know how they will be affected by the change.

5. Automatically enrol your ‘eligible jobholders’

  • You will need to supply details to the pension providers of the eligible workers so they become a member of the scheme.

6. Register with the Pensions Regulator and keep records

  • You need to inform The Pensions Regulator that you’ve fulfilled your duty.
  • Keep records on the enrolled workers and the contributions paid.

7. Contribute to your workers’ pensions

  • Now that you’ve set up your pension scheme you now need to contribute to the chosen pension scheme on the behalf of your employees.


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