Automatic Enrolment The Latest News

Automatic Enrolment The Latest News

Automatic Enrolment came into effect in October 2012 and meant that every employer must automatically enrol workers into a workplace pension scheme if they are aged between 22 and State Pension age, and earn more than £10,000 a year. Bradford Council had a staging date of the May 2013 and went through an extensive auto enrolment process.

Automatic Re-Enrolment occurs every three years and is similar to the duties that an employer carries out on their staging date.

Bradford Council is approaching the re-enrolment anniversary date of May 2016.  This means that any employee that opted out of the Pension Scheme after the Bradford Council staging date of May 2013, that is not currently contributing to either the Teachers Pensions Scheme or West Yorkshire Pension Fund, and is considered an eligible worker, will be auto enrolled in to the appropriate pension scheme on the 3rd anniversary of their original auto enrolment date.

What do you need to do now?

If your school comes under Bradford Council’s PAYE reference number and you subscribe to the Bradford Council Payroll service you do not need to do anything, this work will be carried out on your behalf.

If your school comes under Bradford Council’s PAYE reference number but you DO NOT subscribe to the Bradford Council Payroll service we would recommend that you contact your payroll provider to ensure that this work is being undertaken.

If any member of staff in your school is auto enrolled into one of the pension schemes but does not wish to make contributions they can download an Opt Out Form from the following websites;

www.teacherspensions.co.uk
www.wypf.org.uk

Further information on re-enrolement can be found http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk or if you have any queries or question please feel free to contact me on amar.qayyum@bradford.gov.uk

Yours Sincerely

Amar Qayyum
Pensions & Data Officer
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council


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