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Pensions Act 2008

Section 5: Automatic re-enrolmentSection 6: Timing of automatic re-enrolment

33.These sections set out the duty and the timing for employers to periodically automatically re-enrol, into an automatic enrolment scheme, jobholders who are aged at least 22 and under pensionable age and who are not already members of qualifying schemes.

34.As with automatic enrolment, this obligation does not apply if the jobholder chose to end membership in the same employment, within a prescribed period before the re-enrolment date (section 5(4)) or gave notice to opt out under section 8. This enables the delay of re-enrolment if it falls soon after the jobholder has chosen to leave the scheme.

35.Section 6 requires regulations to determine that re-enrolment will not occur more frequently than once every three years. The three year interval may be by reference to the jobholder or the employer. The section then goes on to set out exceptions whereby regulations may be made to enable re-enrolment to take place more frequently than once in a three year period.

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