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Larger employers subject to new pensions duties

The first staging date is 1 October  for larger employers (those employing 120,000+) to comply with their new pensions duties. They have to:

  • Auto-enrol eligible jobholders into a qualifying pension scheme and make contributions into the scheme;
  • Enrol non-eligible jobholders who opt-in, and make contributions into the scheme; and
  • Allow entitled workers to join a registered pension scheme.

National Minimum Wage

The annual increase in national minimum wage rates takes effect from 1 October 2012. The Government has confirmed that the adult rate will rise to £6.19. The rate for 16-17-year-olds will remain unchanged at £3.68 and for 18-20-year-olds will remain unchanged at £4.98.

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