Employer leaving the scheme

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If you’re employed by an independent school, it’s worth noting that after a consultation exercise, they can choose to leave the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

There are two ways in which they can choose to do this:

  1. Phased withdrawal – Your employer will in effect freeze the membership to the Scheme at a chosen point in time and no new entrants will be allowed to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (except for a bulk TUPE transfer from another participating school). If you decide to opt out of the Scheme after the phased withdrawal date you'll no longer be in ‘eligible employment’ in the Scheme and any new opting in requests will be offered via an alternative pension scheme.
  2. Scheme withdrawal – you employer will completely leave the Scheme and offer you an alternative pension scheme.


To help you understand what you employer should do to involve you in this process and how it may impact you, we recommend you use our website and resources to help you understand more.

Last Updated: 19/02/2024 14:59


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