Under Automatic Enrolment (AE) legislation, every employer with at least one (non-director) member of staff has, or will have, new workplace pensions duties, including enrolling those who are eligible into a qualifying workplace pension scheme and contributing towards it.
In his Budget speech on the 19 March 2014, George Osborne set out a range of pension reforms that represent the most fundamental change to the way that people can access their pensions for almost a century.
The responsibility for complying with the employer duties rests with the employer.
Changes to pension laws means all employers now have a legal duty to automatically enrol their eligible staff into a workplace pension scheme.
The following takes a look at workplace pensions in the UK, including changes to the law which now require all employers to automatically enroll workers into a pension scheme.