On 19 July 2011, the DWP issued a consultation, entitled "Workplace Pension Reform Completing the legislative framework for Automatic Enrolment", consulting on four sets of draft regulations in connection with the auto-enrolment regime. We have produced a briefing: "Auto-enrolment – where are we now?" which looks at the key measures being consulted on under this consultation as well as unresolved issues and potential areas of difficulty for employers in complying with the auto-enrolment regime. To view the briefing click here.

Broadly, large employers (those with 120,000 or more employees) will have to comply with the regime from 1 October 2012). We have published another briefing: "Countdown to auto-enrolment – a call to action!" which looks at the practical steps that employers should be taking in order to be auto-enrolment compliant. To view that briefing, click here.