Shropshire County Pension fund

Taking care of your Local Government Pension in Shropshire

Auto-enrolment

These pages are for employer use only. Member information can be found on the home page.

From 1 October 2012 (subject to the employer’s own staging date) all workers must be automaticlly enrolled into a qualifying pension scheme without any active decision on their part. This is known as automatic enrolment or auto enrolment.

Each employer will be given a date from when they will have to provide their employees with a qualifying pension scheme. This is known as the staging date. Employers can find out their staging date by visiting The Pension Regulator’s website.

The first staging dates will be in October 2012 and will continue through until 2017. Each employers staging date will be broadly based on the number of people they employ in their PAYE scheme.

Employers with the largest number of employees will have the earliest staging dates and all employers will be contacted by the Pension Regulator between 6 and 12 months before their staging date.

For the purpose of automatic enrolment workers are put into three different categories depending on how much they earn and their age. The categories are:

  • eligible jobholders
  • non-eligible jobholders
  • entitled workers.

Only eligible jobholders are automatically enroled. The below table shows how the different types of workers are classified.


To assist employers in the Local Government Pension Scheme, the Local Government Association (LGA) have released guides which can be found below. Entitled workers are not automatically enroled into the LGPS but can make an election to join the scheme.

More information

LGA Automatic Enrolment Guide 8.0

The Pensions Regulator website