What is Postponement?

What is Postponement?

You (as the employer) can choose to delay assessing and therefore enrolling an individual, some, or all of your staff into a pension scheme for up to three months.


Why your might use postponement?

One of the main reasons you might decide to postpone is if you have new, temporary or short-term staff who you know will stop working for you within three months.

You can also use it to align automatic enrolment with their other business processes, such as probation periods or even to align with payroll dates.


If someone opts in before postponement ends, does the employer have to contribute?

Yes. If your employee writes to you during the postponement period requesting that they want to join your workplace pension scheme, you must put them into your scheme. This is their legal right and you will need to make contributions towards their pension.