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Guidance and support

On this page you can find full details of the guidance and support available from ICAEW and the Pensions Regulator, including helpsheets, guides and articles addressing areas of concern.

Help from the Pensions Regulator

The Pensions Regulator is the body which regulates work-based pension schemes in the UK. 

The TPR website features a step-by-step employers duties tool to guide employers through the auto enrolment process, information on re-enrolment for employers and advice on choosing a pension scheme. A list of pension schemes available to small employers is also available.

An extensive document library is provided with resources on the new employer duties, including guides, consultations, codes of practice and forms.

ICAEW Helpsheets 

Disclaimer: The auto-enrolment helpsheets below are no longer being updated. For the latest information on the subject, please contact Technical Advisory Services on +44 (0)1908 248250.

Regulation changes

New regulations for auto-enrolment came into force on 1 April 2015, reducing the administrative burden for business.

Business adviser's guide

This step-by-step guide from the Pensions Regulator shows how you can help your clients with their automatic enrolment duties.

Updates from ICAEW and the Pensions Regulator

Regularly updated common Questions and answers for business advisers, covering a wide variety of auto-enrolment topics, are also available on our Introduction to auto-enrolment for business advisers page.

ICAEW Library & Information Service

The ICAEW Library & Information Service includes a collection of print and online articles and books for pensions auto-enrolment that can support your work. Click on the links below to see our catalogue record and holdings for each item. 

We can also supply a variety of model documents, including example engagement letters and disclosure checklists, through our document supply service

Selected titles

Autoenrolment eBook
Camilla Barry (ICSA, 2013)
A guide to auto-enrolment legislation, written for company secretaries and employers, although employees, trustees and others involved in pensions’ administration will also find it useful. This eBook is available for download by ICAEW members and ACA students. 

Pensions law handbook
J.Bell (Bloomsbury, 2019)
A guide to all aspects of pensions law and practice in the UK, including auto-enrolment.

Pensions auto-enrolment made easy
D.Strange (Indicator, 2014)
Chapters cover: the pension regulator's role; auto-enrolment basics; timing your auto-enrolment; employee categories; employee rights to opt in and out of a workplace pension; postponement or waiting periods; pension schemes; contributions; investment options; calculating earnings for auto-enrolment; tax relief on contributions; employer compliance; auto-enrolment management; prohibited actions; example scenarios; and pension scheme providers.

Further titles

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

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