Help Centre for Employees

I’d like to freeze my workplace pension contributions for three months. How can I do this?

To temporarily stop paying contributions for any length of time, 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.

You can also contact our member support team for a paper copy of the opt-out form.

Your employer will also stop paying its contributions at the same time.

To re-start your contributions in three months’ time (or whenever you choose), you’ll need to rejoin the Scheme (this is in line with pension regulation).

You can opt back in at any time by logging into our member website and clicking on the ‘Opt-in’ button. You can also contact our member support team for a paper copy of the opt-in form.

Click here to see guidance above on how you can re-start payments into your pension scheme.

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.

NOW: Pensions has a good technical infrastructure combined with a pension product suitable for our team. We couldn’t be happier with NOW: Pensions.
Martin Woods, SALT.agency