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Auto Enrolment – Nominate a contact

Posted by: edwinsmith on April 22nd, 2014

In order to help employers manage their auto enrolment responsibilities, the Pensions Regulator will send regular emails to a nominated contact at key stages along the process.

Employers can nominate up to 2 contacts.  The primary contact must be the most senior person in the organisation, for example the CEO or managing director.  The secondary contact is optional and would typically be the person who will manage or implement the auto enrolment process, for example HR manager or payroll accountant.

The process of nomination is a simple form whch can be completed on the Pensions Regulator website including the name, job title and contact details for each nominee.   You will also need either the employers PAYE reference number or the unique code included on the letter each employer should receive when their staging date is less than 12 months away.

Please note that nominating a contact does not mean that the employer is registered for auto enrolment.  The full responsibility for complying with duties remains with the employing organisation – not the nominated contact.

To nominate a contact on the pensions regulator website click here.

This is the second instalment in a series of articles regarding auto enrolment as detailed on our Employer Action Plan.

First instalment – Know your staging date

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