Auto enrolment & qualifying workplace pensions

Every employer with at least one member of staff has duties and must put employees who meet certain criteria into a workplace pension plan, and contribute towards it.

  • This is called automatic enrolment because all eligible job holders must be automatically enrolled into a qualifying pension plan. Individuals may choose to opt out. However, every three years, employers must re-enrol jobholders who've previously opted out.
  • Within five months of the staging date, or two months of automatic re-enrolment, you'll have to provide information online via a declaration of compliance to The Pensions Regulator. Within this you'll need to show how your duties have been met, including information on the plans being used.
  • Since April 2015, or from your staging date if later, the rules mean that you had to make some important decisions about the pension funds default arrangements for your eligible jobholders.
This website aims to explain: the requirements, the possible considerations and the additional support available to you. If you're unclear about any of the terms used, please see our 'Jargon Buster’.

Find out what this means and how Prudential can help.

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More information


There's a lot to do, our checklist could help you.

Jargon buster

Bite-sized explanations of terms used.


Understand your obligations

The Government has created an employer responsibility to automatically enrol eligible jobholders into a good pension plan, and to make contributions to it.

Would you like to use your Prudential plan for qualifying purposes?

If you would like your plan to qualify under the rules, we may be able to help you, but you will need to let us know six months before your staging date.

Prudential Corporate Pensions Trustee Limited (PCPTL)

To make sure we offer customers value for money, like all who offer workplace contract-based plans, we answer to an independent group called the PCPTL.

The basics

Answers to common questions about automatic enrolment.

Things to think about

The rules are now in place and there are a number of issues you will need to consider to practically implement the regulations.

Better Workplace Pensions - we're here to help

On the 6th April 2015, the Government introduced additional requirements for workplace pensions.

Contact us

If you are an Employer and want to discuss how we can work together or to find out more details about our corporate solutions, please contact us.