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Pensions explained

The University runs the administration for a number of pension schemes for staff.  Eligible new university employees will be enrolled into the relevant pension scheme for their position.

Certain University employees are eligible, under the governing Regulations of the National Health Service Pension Scheme ( NHSPS ), to continue to participate in the NHSPS during their University employment.

Please find more information at the following links, if you are a member of Hampshire County Council’s Local Government Pension Scheme ( LGPS ) or the Teachers’ Pension Scheme ( TPS ) through your employment with the University.

The Contract of Employment you receive before you join the University of Southampton will contain some details regarding your pension scheme.  Importantly, your Contract will inform that you will automatically be put into the pension scheme unless you opt not to join.

If you do not wish to be a member of the pension scheme, you must contact the Pension Team .

If you want to know more about the Pensions Act 2008 or auto-enrolment more generally, please visit the Department for Work and Pensions website , The Pensions Regulator website and the National Employment Savings Trust website .

Click here to find out more about auto enrolment .

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