Employers must provide information to show they are meeting their automatic enrolment duties. This means completing a declaration of compliance using the regulators online service within five months from their staging date. Employers have not completed their automatic enrolment duties until they have submitted their declaration to the regulator. The declaration is a secure, online service accessed through the Government Gateway.
An employer’s declaration is a legal duty. If it is not completed within five months of their staging date they could be fined, but they are able to authorise someone to do this on their behalf.