When does auto enrolment start?

It’s started already and is being phased in. The date that a company must begin their auto enrolment process is called their ‘staging date’. Each company has their own staging date dependent on the number of people in their PAYE scheme. The companies with most people in their PAYE scheme staged first, from 1st October 2012, with the final companies staging in February 2018.

Your employer will tell you their staging date nearer the time.