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When an employer is making pension contributions to an employee, under the auto-enrolment scheme, who is on long-term sick leave and has exhausted all of their entitlement to statutory sick pay, is there an obligation to continue to make pension contributions to this employee?

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Published on LexisPSL on 10/09/2018

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

  • When an employer is making pension contributions to an employee, under the auto-enrolment scheme, who is on long-term sick leave and has exhausted all of their entitlement to statutory sick pay, is there an obligation to continue to make pension contributions to this employee?

There is no legal requirement for an employer to continue making employer pension contributions during a period of long-term sick leave once an employee’s entitlement to statutory sick pay ends. That said:

  1. the pension scheme’s governing doc

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