To temporarily stop paying contributions, you’ll need to cease active membership of the NOW: Pensions Trust (the ‘Scheme’).
You can do this by logging into our member website. Simply click the ‘Opt-out button’ and complete the relevant forms.
Or, you can contact our member support team for a paper copy of the opt-out form. You’ll also need to tell your employer you’re leaving the Scheme.
Your employer will stop paying its contributions at the same time you stop paying contributions.
You can opt back into the scheme when you’re ready. Make sure you let your employer know when you opt back into the scheme, so they re-start their contributions. Your employer will also be notified through our employer website.
If you don’t rejoin, you may be automatically re-enrolled at your employer’s next re-enrolment date. This occurs once every three years.