Consultation on the Pensions (Extension of Automatic Enrolment) Bill

Consultation opened on 18 September 2023. Closing date 11 December 2023 at 17:00.


The Department for Communities is consulting on a draft Equality Impact Assessment in respect of the Pensions (Extension of Automatic Enrolment) Bill. The proposed Bill would amend the Pensions (No.2) Act (NI) 2008 (“the Act”) so as to provide regulation making powers to the Department for Communities to lower the age at which qualifying workers are automatically enrolled into a workplace pension and reduce or abolish the Lower Earnings Limit of the qualifying earnings band contained in the Act.


Consultation description

The Department welcomes comment on any aspects of this document. Interested parties are encouraged to make responses by 11 December 2023. Comments on the proposed changes to the Pensions (Extension of Automatic Enrolment) Bill can be submitted online using the link below.

Ways to respond

Write to -
Social Security Policy
Legislation and Decision-Making Services
Department for Communities
Level 8
Causeway Exchange
1-7 Bedford Street

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