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Leading the way for fair pensions

Leading the way for fair pensions

12 March 2012

Northern Ireland: Pensions automatic enrolment commenced October 12

All employers* will have to provide workers with a workplace pension scheme by law over the next few years. The biggest employers started doing this in October 2012. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’.
We have put together a number of suggested action points for Officers and Reps to assist with the discussion around this very important event for our members.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will tell large employers when their staging date is 18 months before this date.
The table below indicates the standard expected timeframes from initial consultation to getting the scheme running, for which a maximum of 24 months should be expected.

*Pension Regulation does not apply to Republic of Ireland