Can employees opt out of auto enrolment? Can I encourage them to opt out?
Individual employees can opt out of auto enrolment but only after having been enrolled. They can choose to opt back in after 12 months.
Employers are legally required to re-enrol any employees who have chosen to opt out, and who have not yet opted back in, every three years from the date of original enrolment.
Please note that The Pensions Regulator advises that “you don’t encourage your staff to opt out of a pension scheme.” They have safeguards in place to prevent employers from:
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- Unfairly treating their staff because they decide not to opt out.
- Trying to advise staff to opt out.
- Not recruiting someone because they don’t agree to opt out.