Your staging date for setting up a Workplace Pension Schemes and start making contributions has been set.  You should have received a letter from The Pensions Regulator which sets out your staging date – this is generally first issued a year before your staging date, with subsequent reminders nearer the time.

If you did not receive a letter you can either head over to The Pension Regulators website here and look up your staging date or check our table below:

Criteria Staging Date
Companies with fewer than 30 employees with the last 2 characters in their PAYE reference numbers 58-69, 9A-9Z, U1-U9, V1-V9, W1-W9, UA-UZ, VA-VZ, WA-WZ 01/01/2017
Companies with fewer than 30 employees with the last 2 characters in their PAYE reference numbers 70-83, X1-X9, Y1-Y9, XA-XZ, YA-YZ 01/02/2017
Companies with fewer than 30 employees with the last 2 characters in their PAYE reference numbers P1-P9, PA-PZ 01/03/2017
New employer (PAYE income first payable between 01 April 2012 and 31 March 2013) 01/05/2017
New employer (PAYE income first payable between 01 April 2013 and 31 March 2014) 01/07/2017
New employer (PAYE income first payable between 01 April 2014 and 31 March 2015) 01/08/2017
New employer (PAYE income first payable between 01 April 2015 and 31 December 2015) 01/10/2017
New employer (PAYE income first payable between 01 January 2016 and 30 September 2016) 01/11/2017
New employer (PAYE income first payable between 01 October 2016 and 30 June 2017) 01/01/2018
New employer (PAYE income first payable between 01 July 2017 and 30 September 2017) 01/02/2018

 

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