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    • emptyhead
    • By emptyhead 16th Sep 17, 1:16 PM
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    Small company.
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    • 16th Sep 17, 1:16 PM
    Small company. 16th Sep 17 at 1:16 PM
    Hi, the company I work for only employs 7 people, a friend of mine told me the company does not have to offer me a pension because its to small. Is this the case? I need to know before I confront the MD and ask why we have no pension yet.
    Thanks.
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    • Paul_Herring
    • By Paul_Herring 16th Sep 17, 1:50 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 1:50 PM
    Hi, the company I work for only employs 7 people, a friend of mine told me the company does not have to offer me a pension because its to small. Is this the case? I need to know before I confront the MD and ask why we have no pension yet.
    Thanks.
    Originally posted by emptyhead
    Your friend is wrong. Every company with more than zero employees (unless it's a sole director) should be offering auto-enrolment:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-timetable-clarifies-automatic-enrolment-starting-dates

    Automatic enrolment will begin in October 2012. All existing firms will have enrolled their staff by April 2017, followed by all new employers by February 2018.

    The level of pension contributions will be phased in over time to help employers and individuals adjust. Full contributions will have to be paid from 1 October 2018.
    You can find out when you should have started auto enrolment here: http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/employers/staging-date.aspx
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    • CommyTooper
    • By CommyTooper 19th Sep 17, 6:50 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 6:50 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 6:50 PM
    My company has 27 employees. I started with them on April 24th this year.
    I have had a hard time getting a satisfactory answer off my employer as to why I have not been enrolled. Others have told me that there was a bit of 'disincentive' to joining, mainly along the lines of how hard it would be to give a pay rise.
    I have also been told that I should have 'opted in'. I understand I can opt out, but that I am under no obligation to opt in; am I right? I thought auto enrolment does what it says on the tin.

    Something that puzzles me is the April 2nd 2017 start date, and January 2018 date. It isn't clear if they are obliged to enrol me, or if I need to wait.

    emptyhead, you may have crossed that hurdle, but I can't translate it into english!
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 19th Sep 17, 7:10 PM
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    • 19th Sep 17, 7:10 PM
    I wouldnt be trouncing in and be confronting any one, specially the boss or he might be paying into only 6 employees pension.
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
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