Pensions: Have auto-enrolment duties/contributions been suspended?

No. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that employer duties and (including the payment of pension contributions required under automatic enrolment) will not be suspended during the corona virus crisis, although it plans to keep the situation under review as the crisis develops. This means that employers should continue to pay their own and forward their employees’ contributions to their scheme provider in the normal way. There are special provisions for furloughed employees (that is, those whose employment has been temporarily put on hold).

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