Participation Agreement: changes
Previous changes to your Participation Agreement that have become effective.
23rd March 2020: Change of registered office
NOW: Pensions’ registered office in the Participation Agreement is amended to:
6 Bevis Marks, London, EC3A 7BA.
This notice is provided in accordance with section 3.1 in the Participation Agreement and the amendment will take effect on 23rd March 2020.
1st October 2017: Change to notification clause
The following clause is added to the notices clause in your Participation Agreement and supersedes any existing conflicting terms:
Notices and communications: Unless NOW: Pensions agrees otherwise, the Employer will give all information and any notice to NOW: Pensions, and will otherwise communicate with NOW: Pensions, through the Employer Portal. NOW: Pensions may give any information and any notice (including, but not limited to, any notice required under the notice clause of this Participation Agreement) to the Employer, and will otherwise communicate with the Employer, by email, post, courier, through the Employer Portal or otherwise through the NOW: Website. NOW: Pensions may give any information and any notice (including, but not limited to, any notice required under the notice clause of this Participation Agreement) to Members through the Member Portal, by email to the Member’s email address, by email to the Employer’s email address, by post or through the NOW: Website. This Clause is subject always to the Applicable Law.
This change to your Participation Agreement will take effect on 31st December 2017.
26th September 2017: Change to auto-enrolment phasing
Over time, auto enrolment minimum contributions are due to increase. The government set a timetable for the increases, however last year Parliament confirmed the timetable will be pushed back 6 months. See table below.
|Original dates||New dates||Total minimum contributions*||Employer minimum contributions*|
|To 30 September 2017||To 5 April 2018||2%||1%|
|1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018||6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019||5%||2%|
|1 October 2018 onwards||6 April 2019 onwards||8%||3%|
* these percentages are based on qualifying earnings.
You should have received or will shortly receive an email from us explaining the delay to auto enrolment phasing and any specific changes required to your Participation Agreement or Contribution Models. If you have any questions on the above please contact us on: email@example.com or visit the NOW: Pensions website where there are further details.
Unless agreed otherwise by NOW: Pensions, your Participation Agreement is varied with effect from September 2017 as follows:
|The dates specified within the rates of contributions table(s) within the Schedule of Payments/Payments Schedule are deleted and replaced with:
To 5 April 2018
6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019
From 6 April 2019
The following clause is inserted below the table:
Where minimum contribution rates for an employer and/or contribution dates are varied as a result of a change in the Automatic Enrolment Laws, the Schedule of Payments/Payments Schedule will be deemed updated to reflect the change from the effective date of the change. Unless you notify the Trust Manager otherwise, the Member contribution rate shall be increased from time to time to the extent necessary so that, when combined with the minimum employer contribution rate required by the Automatic Enrolment Laws, the total contribution rate in respect of each Member will be equal to the overall minimum rate required by the Automatic Enrolment Laws. The Trust Manager will provide prior written notification (which may be via electronic communications and/or on the NOW: Website) of such changes.
Expressions used in this website notification have the meaning set out in the Participation Agreement. No other terms within the Participation Agreement are affected by this change.
For our Varied Participation Agreement, an overview of its terms and our most recent change, please see our Participation Agreement page.
Page last updated 23rd March 2020.