The Pensions Regulator has now published detailed guidance about preparing for the new pension duties which come into effect in October 2012.  9 separate guidance notes have been made available.  Details of the new duties, eligibility requirements, opting out and opting in and compliance are all dealt with.  The Pensions Regulator is writing to the UK’s biggest companies who will be first in line to be made aware of their duties in order to help educate employers about what they must do.  Many small employers will not need to automatically enrol staff until 2015 or 2016 but the guidance notes do provide a straightforward description of how the changes to the pensions law will affect all employers with at least one worker in the UK from 2012 onwards. To see, please click here.