Q&As

In relation to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS), is it correct that employees who work full-time will automatically join the TPS unless they complete a form to opt out of the TPS, however employees who work part-time will be required to complete a form to join the TPS?

read titleRead full title
Published on LexisPSL on 09/01/2019

The following Pensions Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • In relation to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS), is it correct that employees who work full-time will automatically join the TPS unless they complete a form to opt out of the TPS, however employees who work part-time will be required to complete a form to join the TPS?

As explained in Practice Note: The Post-2015 Teachers' Pension Scheme, the Teacher's Pension Scheme (TPS) is open to all teachers, both full-time and part-time. Teachers can only join the TPS if they are in pensionable employment. The regulations currently governing the TPS, the Teachers' Pension Scheme Regulations 2014 (the TPS Regs 2014), SI 2014/512, include strict provisions regarding what employments are pensionable.

The TPS Regs 2014, SI 2014/512 make a distinction between two types of pensionable employment (as set out in

Popular documents