What Nannytax is doing:

Nannytax have been working hard to make sure that we can help nanny employers with automatic enrolment pensions. We have been working closely with a number of pension providers, as well as The Pensions Regulator to make sure that you will be compliant with the legislation when it applies to you.

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About Auto Enrolment

What is auto enrolment?

Automatic enrolment is a new law with requires all employers – including nanny employers - to make sure they have a pension in place for their qualifying employees.

Most nannies will need to be automatically enrolled into the pension scheme, and both the nanny and the employer will have to contribute to it.

For a quick introduction to automatic enrolment, you can download our PDF leaflet:

PDF Icon Download our Auto Enrolment & Workplace Pensions Factsheet

Do all nannies need to be automatically enrolled?

Nannies who are aged between 22 and the State Pension Age and earn above the Tax Free Allowance (currently £10,000) will qualify and need to be automatically enrolled. You can work out when your nanny will reach State Pension Age by using the Government's State Pension Age Calculator.

A nanny who does not qualify to be automatically enrolled still has the right to ask to join a Workplace Pension.

My nanny is part time - will I have to set up a pension for her?

Not necessarily. It depends if your nanny meets the criteria and is eligible to be automatically enrolled. If she does not meet the criteria and does not opt in you will not need to set up a pension scheme. However, you will need to make a pension scheme available if your nanny chooses to opt in or becomes eligible to be automatically enrolled.

What if my nanny doesn't want a pension? Do I still have to enrol her?

If your nanny qualifies for automatic enrolment, you are legally obliged to enrol her. However, your nanny can always opt out of the pension scheme once they’ve been enrolled if they don’t want to take part.

When will automatic enrolment affect nanny employers?

Automatic enrolment is being introduced gradually. The day the new legislation applies to you is called your Staging Date

Your staging date is decided by the last two characters in your PAYE reference.

Find our your staging date by using the Pensions Regulator Staging Date Calculator here >

When you start/ed to employWhen the new legislation applies to you
Between April 2012 and March 2013 1 May 2017
Between April 2013 and March 2014 1 July 2017
Between April 2014 and March 2015 1 August 2017
Between April 2015 and December 2015 1 October 2017
Between January 2016 and September 2016 1 November 2017
Between October 2016 and June 2017 1 January 2018
Between July 2017 and September 2017 1 February 2018

If you are a Nannytax Client and would like to find out when it will affect you, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including your payroll number, and we will be happy to help.

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