Help Centre for Employers

What is opting out?

Eligible jobholders who have been automatically enrolled or non-eligible jobholders who have opted in to a pension scheme have the right to opt out of the pension scheme at any time. Entitled workers who ask to join a scheme do not have opt out rights.

We urge any employee considering opting out to think through their decision and/or consider alternative retirement savings arrangements. By opting out an employee will not benefit from the additional savings and adjoining tax benefits.

The employees guide to auto enrolment provides a great overview of the benefits of being a member of the NOW: Pensions scheme.

There is a need for a member-centric solution designed for ease of use with low costs and cutting edge investment strategy, which delivers long term stable returns. ATP's in-house investment capabilities, combined with our novel and innovative… — Lars Rohde, Governor of the National Bank of Denmark and Former CEO of ATP Group
I firmly believe in NOW: Pensions' principle that everyone deserves the right to a better retirement. I look forward to being part of the team which aims to achieve this in the UK. — Win Robbins, former Head of European Fixed Income Barclays Global Investors
Why do we insist on having a choice of fund manager when the evidence shows there is usually no benefit to be gained…and there is always a negative impact in terms of cost? — Anthony Hilton financial editor of the Evening Standard writing in Pensions World, June 2013
“We were impressed with the simplicity of its scheme. The ease of implementation was also a big plus for us and has removed much of the administrative headache.” — Neil Tune, HR director at Fitness First
I am excited to be joining such a distinguished Board of Trustees, over-seeing a modern, transparent, cost efficient and high-performing pension fund. — Win Robbins, former Head of European Fixed Income Barclays Global Investors