Acting on behalf of an employer: Help with declaration of compliance

The declaration of compliance is an online form for employers to tell The Pensions Regulator how they have met their legal duties.

You cannot complete a declaration on behalf of an employer until the employer’s staging date (or postponement date).

The information you submit will form an official record of the employer's compliance, so you must make sure it is correct.

Before you start

To be able to complete a declaration of compliance on behalf of an employer you will need to first register with the government gateway as an agent. To do this you need to ask us for an agent reference number. Follow the steps below:

To complete a declaration of compliance on behalf of an employer, you will need:

Our declaration of compliance checklist gives a list of all the information you will need to have ready to be able to complete a declaration.

Bringing a staging date forward

To tell The Pensions Regulator about bringing a staging date forward you will need to:

If you are acting on behalf of an employer that shares its PAYE scheme with other employers you will need to contact us to bring forward their staging date as you won't be able to use this online form.

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