4.4.13 If an employee transfers from one CSP employer to another, and they are in the CSP scheme or partnership, their membership of that scheme will continue unchanged. However, if they have previously opted out of the CSP scheme and not joined partnership, the new employer must automatically enrol them into the section of the scheme they previously opted out of or alpha depending on whether they qualified for full protection (where they will return to their previous scheme), tapered enrolment (opting in before or after their tapered enrolment date will see them join their old scheme or alpha respectively), or have no protection (they will join alpha). The Scheme Administrator will be able to assist you in identifying which section of the CSP arrangements to re-enrol optants out into. However, this does not apply if the person is only on loan from their parent employer.

4.4.14 Therefore, it is essential that the transferring employer advises the new employer which section of the CSP arrangements the individual opted out of previously. In the absence of this information, they should advise what date the individual commenced Civil Service (or Schedule 1) employment, and the date they opted out of the scheme.

Published:
23 December 2021
Last updated:
23 December 2021