Pension Auto Enrolment

Legislation relating to workplace pensions requires that all employers automatically enrol specific groups of their workers into a pension scheme every 3 years. For the University of Glasgow, the date from which we were required to implement auto enrolment was 1 April 2013. This means that we were required to re-enrol all eligible workers on 1 April 2016 and again on 1 April 2019.

If you are already a member of one of the University’s pension schemes there is no change for you as a result of this.

If you do not pay into a pension scheme, the University is required, by law, to automatically enrol you into a workplace pension if you are aged between 22 and State Pension age (currently 65) and have earnings above the statutory minimum amount of £833 per month (2019/20 figure). If you are not automatically enrolled you will have the opportunity to join a scheme if you wish.

This webpage contains a range of information on auto enrolment, including FAQs and where to find Further Information.