Auto Enrolment Duties from October 2017 12th July 2017 New employers after 1 October 2017 will not have a staging date. If you become an employer for the first time on or after 1 October 2017, you will immediately have legal duties with regards to Auto Enrolment. These duties apply from the first day the first member of staff starts working for you. This is known as the duties start date. On the date your duties begin you must carry out a full assessment of all your staff and auto enrol any eligible workers into a qualifying workplace pension scheme. Please contact our dedicated payroll bureau for advice and assistance if this is likely to apply to you or your clients.