Pensions Automatic Enrolment

Auto enrolment places duties on employers to automatically enrol 'workers' into a work based pension scheme. Employers are required to automatically enrol all 'eligible jobholders' into a qualifying pension scheme and pay pension contributions on their behalf.

Employer minimum contributionTotal minimum contribution
3%8%

Where the employer does not make the total minimum contribution the employee is obliged to pay the balance.

 2020/21
Automatic enrolment earnings trigger£10,000
Qualifying earnings band - lower limit£6,240
Qualifying earnings band - upper limit£50,000

Auto enrolment places duties on employers to automatically enrol 'workers' into a work based pension scheme. Employers are required to automatically enrol all 'eligible jobholders' into a qualifying pension scheme and pay pension contributions on their behalf.

 Employer minimum contributionTotal minimum contribution
6 April 2019 onwards3%8%

Where the employer does not make the total minimum contribution the employee is obliged to pay the balance.

 2019/20
Automatic enrolment earnings trigger£10,000
Qualifying earnings band - lower limit£6,136
Qualifying earnings band - upper limit£50,000