Pension clauses (general and automatic enrolment) for employment statements, manuals and contracts
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  • Pension clauses (general and automatic enrolment) for employment statements, manuals and contracts

Pension clauses (general and automatic enrolment) for employment statements, manuals and contracts

EXAMPLE 1: In letter offering employment

Pension scheme or arrangement: current contribution rate [amount]% of your basic salary by [the Employer] and [amount]% by [you]. Eligibility for membership [immediately on OR [six] months after start of employment]. [Our pension scheme is an automatic enrolment scheme.]

EXAMPLE 2: No pension offered, obsolescent

[The Employer] does not operate a pension scheme [applicable to [your] employment].

EXAMPLE 3: Minimal statement to satisfy the ERA 1996, s 1

Details of [the Employer]'s pension scheme are available from the [personnel] department.

EXAMPLE 4: Similar to example 3 but specifying the nature of the scheme

[The Employer] operates a [pension scheme known as the [name] Pension Scheme OR group personal pension plan OR stakeholder pension scheme] of which particulars are available from the [personnel] department and into which [you] will be enrolled automatically.

EXAMPLE 5: Automatic enrolment applies, details to be provided

[The Employer] is required to enrol its employees and other workers automatically into a pension scheme. Details will provided to employees and other workers as required by the law. Details of [the Employer]'s pension scheme are available from the [personnel] department.

EXAMPLE 6: Existing scheme to be used for auto-enrolment, for use before the employer's staging date, variation if non-members to be enrolled into another scheme

[The Employer] operates a pension scheme known as the [name] Pension Scheme.

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