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To help people save for their retirement, the Government requires all employers in the UK to automatically enrol their workers into a workplace pension if they meet certain criteria.

In June, the Council begins its automatic re-enrolment process that happens every three years to ensure employees who are not already in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Scottish Teachers Pension Scheme (STPS) are re-assessed.

If you have previously opted out or ceased pension membership more than 12 months prior to June’s re-enrolment process you will automatically be enrolled to either the LGPS or STPS, if you meet the requirements. Monthly pension deductions will then be taken from your June salary.

All employees who are automatically enrolled will receive a letter confirming their eligibility and subsequent auto enrolment. The letter will outline the options available.