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Key Dates

The Employers' Duties (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017/868 in force on 1 October 2017.

The Employers' Duties (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations 2017/347 in force on 1 April 2017.

The Employers' Duties (Implementation) Regulations 2010/4 in force on 1 September 2012.


The DWP has issued amending regulations concerning the position of new employers who are not covered by the auto-enrolment staging timetable ("post-staging employers"). Amendments made in April 2017 provided that the trigger date for a post-staging employer is the date the first worker starts employment with the employer; and that the option of deferring auto-enrolment for three months is also available to post-staging employers (known as a "deferral period" for post-staging employers). 

Further amending regulations make technical changes, which include providing that:

Date Accessed: 28/05/2022