Opting Out Members of an Existing Scheme

10 June 2014

Member Lindsay of SSL is seeking your help.  "We have recently gone through the Auto Enrolment process and face a problem with existing members of our pension scheme. Basically, we ran a scheme where the company contributed 1% and employee nil. With auto enrolment we now face a situation where we have deducted the obligatory 1% from employees who have objected and wish to opt out. Should these employees be opted out of the scheme together, or do we continue in the same way as before?"