Staging dates.

Employers have been given various staging dates. These are dates on which they must start enrolling employees into pension schemes. Staging started in 2012 with the larger employers first. It will continue until 2018 by which time companies of all sizes must comply. The following table shows the key staging dates for schemes and is based on the number of employees on 1 April 2012 as shown on PAYE records.

Key staging dates

PAYE scheme sizeStaging date
160-249 1 April 2014
90-159 1 May 2014
62-89 1 July 2014
61 1 August 2014
60 1 October 2014
59 1 November 2014
58 1 January 2015
54-57 1 March 2015
50-53 1 April 2015

You can find staging dates for smaller companies on The Pensions Regulator website.

Your employer will write to you with details nearer your company's staging date.

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