The law on workplace pensions requires that, if you are an eligible member of staff or casual worker, the College must enrol you into a pension scheme supported by the College – this is called automatic enrolment because it is automatic for staff – you do not have to take any action to be enrolled into a pension scheme. Auto-enrolment is intended to encourage you to save into a pension scheme to provide for your retirement.
If you are already in one of the College's pensions schemes (USS, SAUL or NHSPS) your pension scheme membership will not be affected by these changes.
If you have opted out of the pension scheme already, you may be auto enrolled at the College three year anniversary as required by UK law.
If you have opted out for income tax reasons, please ensure that the College Penion team is aware so that we can ensure you are not included in auto enrolment.
Opting out of the Pension scheme
If you are a College employee who is currently contributing to a College pension scheme and wish to opt out/withdraw from the scheme, please complete the relevant form from the selection set out below and return it to the College Pensions Office.
If you are a new employee you should return your opt out form to your local HR representative along with all other new starter paperwork. Please note that it is a legal requirement for College to auto-enrol you onto the relevant scheme before actioning your opt-out request.
If you would like further information about auto-enrolment please refer to the FAQS or visit the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) website.