Pensions auto-enrolment

Government Pension Reform seeks to increase pension scheme membership and “auto-enrolment” legislation has been introduced to deliver this. All UK employers must comply with this legislation and the University's last staging date was 1st May 2016.

This new law means that every employer must automatically enrol workers into a workplace pension scheme if they:

  • are aged between 22 and State Pension age
  • earn more than £10,000 a year
  • work mainly in the UK.

Staff who meet these criteria are know as, 'Eligible Job Holders' (EHJs).

What does this mean for you?

How auto-enrolment will affect you depends on your employment situation at the University. To help clarify the changes we have written short guides for different types of University staff.

If, after reading these, you still have questions please contact Johanna Brownlow or email

Further information can also be found on The Pensions Advisory Service website.