A declaration of compliance needs to be completed and submitted to the Pensions Regulator within five months of the staging date. A Declaration of Compliance is the employer informing The Pension Regulator that they have met their automatic enrolment duties. For example, if the staging date is 1 July 2016, you must submit your declaration of compliance to the pension regulator no later than 31 November 2016. This deadline can be also called your registration deadline. If your registration deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, you can provide your registration on the next working day. If you’ve postponed automatic enrolment for any of your staff, you mustn’t submit your registration until after the postponement period has ended.
If you do not submit your declaration of compliance in time you may be fined. It is a legal duty that the declaration of compliance is fully completed with the correct information and submitted on time.
Should you be experiencing any issues regarding your automatic enrolment process or collecting the relevant information for your Declaration of Compliance contact The Pension Regulator immediately. The Pension Regulator's website has a help section: http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/automatic-enrolment-registration-questions.aspx.