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Automatic Enrolment 2019

Automatic enrolment is a Government initiative to help more people save for later life through a pension scheme at work. It requires employers to automatically enrol their eligible workers into a pension scheme and to contribute to it.

If you are a new employee who is eligible to join the LGPS you will be entered into the scheme when you start (if you are under age 75 and have a contract of employment for three months or more) as part of your contract of employment. If you  opted out more than 12 months preceding the re enrolment date then your employer will be required to re-enrol you into the LGPS.

If you have been auto enrolled recently and wish to opt out of the scheme, you can do this by completing an opt-out form.

Your completed form should be returned the Pensions Shared Service at the address shown on the form. Alternatively, you can email a scanned version of your completed form to pensions@wandsworth.gov.uk, provided that you include the phrase 'I confirm that I personally submitted this election to opt-out of a work-place pension scheme' in the main body of your email.

Alternatively you can move to the 50/50 section of the scheme by completing the 50/50 form.

Your completed form should be returned the Pensions Shared Service at the address shown on the form. Alternatively, you can email a scanned version of your completed form to pensions@wandsworth.gov.uk, providing that you include the phrase 'I personally submitted this election' in the main body of your email.

The subject line of your email must be:

"The name of your Pension Fund, (example: Camden, Merton, Wandsworth) AE 2019 Opt Out or 50 - 50 form ".