Workplace Pensions, Automatic Enrolment and the Declaration of Compliance

What is the Declaration of Compliance?

The declaration of compliance is a form that tells The Pensions Regulator what your company has done to comply with your automatic enrolment duties as an employer. Completing one is a statutory requirement and if it isn’t sent to The Pensions Regulator within five months of your staging date/duties start date, your company could be fined.

The Declaration of Compliance Must Now be Filed Through the Pension Regulator’s System

An important change. Up until this year, employers and advisers used the Government Gateway to file the Declaration of Compliance. From 14 April 2018, However, the Pensions Regulator stopped using the Government Gateway. Now, the requirement is for all employers and advisers to log in to using The Pension Regulator’s own system.

What Information is Needed to Complete a Declaration of Compliance?

This list shows just some of the information that is required. For a full list, talk to us.

  • PAYE Scheme references. If you operate more than one PAYE scheme you will need to provide details for each of them.
  • Letter Code. This is a unique 10-digit code provided to you by The Pensions Regulator.
  • Contact Details. These include your name, address, telephone number and email.
  • Postponement Details. Only if a postponement period has been used.
  • The number of staff you employed on the start date of your Duties.
  • Details of your pension provider , including the Employer Pension Scheme Reference (EPSR).

Contact us for Help and Advice with the Declaration of Compliance

As an outsourced payroll provider, part of our service is to handle the payroll aspect of workplace pensions and automatic enrolment. If you are uncertain about anything to do with automatic enrolment, and specifically the Declaration of Compliance, then please contact us or call us on 0121 422 0550. We can help.

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