New legislation relating to workplace pensions requires that all employers automatically enrol specific groups of their workers into a pension scheme. For Cardiff University, the date from which we need to implement auto enrolment is 1 April 2013.
If you are already a member of one of the University's pension schemes there will be no change for you as a result of pension auto enrolment.
If you do not currently pay into a pension scheme, the University will be required, by law, to automatically enrol you into a workplace pension if you are aged between 22 and State Pension age (currently 65) and have earnings above the statutory minimum amount of £787 per month.
If you are not automatically enrolled you will have the opportunity to join a scheme if you wish.