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Automatic enrolment.

Automatic enrolment is new pensions legislation that requires your employer to automatically enrol you into a workplace pension scheme. Both you and your employer then make regular payments to the scheme. These are invested for you to build up a pension pot that is then used to give you a regular income when you retire.

Here’s a quick summary of automatic enrolment and how it could affect you.

  Am I eligible for automatic enrolment?  

Am I eligible for automatic enrolment?

Find out whether you're eligible to be automatically enrolled into a scheme or whether you can join voluntarily.

Find out about automatic enrolment eligibility

  Staging dates  

Staging dates

How automatic enrolment is being phased in and when your employer will be required to enrol you by.

Find out about staging dates



What the minimum pension contribution amounts will be for you and your employer.

Find out more about contributions

  Joining the pension scheme  

Joining the pension scheme

What happens on joining the pension scheme and what you need to do.

Find out more about joining a workplace pension scheme

  Staying in the pension scheme  

Staying in the pension scheme

What happens if you stay in the pension scheme and the options available to you.

Find out about staying in the pension scheme

  Opting out of the pension scheme  

Opting out of the pension scheme

If you should choose to opt out of the pension scheme, here is how to go about it.

Find out about opting out of a workplace pension scheme

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