Since 1 October 2012 new duties have been imposed on employers through auto enrolment and these duties are compulsory. It is crucial all employers understand how and when they need to comply with their new duties.

Research shows that less than 60% of HR and payroll professionals understand the new workplace pension reforms and yet 92% of employers will rely on HR and payroll for support in complying with their new duties.

Employers shouldn’t underestimate the lead up time – the changes will take 12-18 months to implement with financial penalties of up to £10,000 per day, for failure to comply and possibly criminal prosecution.