You may have seen the ‘We’re all In’ adverts on the TV or in the newspapers about Automatic Enrolment. Starting from October 2012, millions of workers will be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme.
If you are already a member of one of the Firefighters Pension Schemes, which for auto enrolment purposes are qualifying pension schemes, you will not be affected by these new rules.
Please note, if you are not already a scheme member, your employer is required to automatically put you into the FPS 2015, if you are an Eligible Jobholder, approximately every 3 years from the date that they have to comply with the government’s automatic enrolment provisions of the Pensions Act 2008 (ie November 2013). You will, however, be able to opt out of the FPS 2015 again if you wish.