Opting Out

Members have the right to opt out of the CSP arrangements.

Changing pension arrangements

Members can switch between partnership, classic, classic plus, premium, nuvos or alpha in either direction but can only switch once within a 12 month period.

Opting In

Employees who opt out can only choose to opt back in to the section of the scheme that they would have been in if they had not opted out.


Under automatic enrolment legislation, departments must re-enrol all workers who are not currently in a pension scheme three years after the initial staging date and at every three year interval following this.

Enrolling employees into alpha

There are some members (including some new entrants who joined on or after 1 April 2015) who will move schemes at a later date.

4 January 2022
Last updated:
13 January 2022