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About auto enrolment

Auto enrolment is a government initiative designed to help people save for their retirement. This means that your employer must enrol you into a suitable pension plan if you meet certain criteria.

How does it work?

  • All employees are assessed for eligibility based on their earnings and age.
  • If you're enrolled, you and/or your employer will pay into your pension pot on a regular basis to help you save for your future.
  • Your contributions are taken automatically from your pay and once you've been enrolled you can look at paying in more if you want to.
  • You'll get a letter confirming that you've been enrolled and how much you and/or your employer will contribute and if those contributions will increase in the future.

For lots of people, paying into their company pension plan is a great way to save for later in life. However, it may not be right for everyone. If it isn't the right thing for you, you can opt out of the plan online using Choice . Your letter will explain how to do this.

Auto enrolment guide

For a detailed explanation of what auto enrolment is, why you've been enrolled and what your options are.

Auto enrolment video

Our video explains about auto enrolment, a government initiative designed to help people save for their retirement.

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If a workplace pension isn’t right for you, you can opt out of the plan.

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