The Department of Work and Pensions is currently reviewing a policy whereby Employers can opt out staff who are otherwise considered eligible for auto enrolment if specific criteria is met.
Clause 34 would enable Employers to opt out employees with unique circumstances:
- An Employee has handed in their notice but leaves after the Company staging date.
- Retiring after the staging date but has ceased contribution before.
- An employee who will lose tax breaks due to already accrued savings.
Current legislation only enables the employee the ability to opt out of auto enrolment and many employers will welcome a clause which restricts unnecessary contributions.
The DWP is actively reviewing these proposals and staging test scenarios and will publish further drafts in Autumn.
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