Consultation outcome

Workplace Pension Reform: automatic enrolment earnings thresholds, review and revision 2012/2013

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

We propose to lay an order before Parliament of £8,105 for the automatic enrolment earnings trigger; £5,564 for the lower limit of the qualifying earnings band and £42,475 for the upper limit of the qualifying earnings band.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation sought views on how to take the review of these figures forward for the first year of automatic enrolment live running.


Consultation description

The Pensions Act 2011 requires the government to review the automatic enrolment earnings trigger and the lower and upper limits of the qualifying earnings band each tax year. This power is flexible and allows us to ensure that automatic enrolment continues to target the right group of individuals while carefully weighing the cost to business and the impact on the pension industry.

This consultation set out our approach and proposals for the first annual review of the figures. It presented an assessment of relevant factors for each of the thresholds, set out our thinking behind those assessments, the calculation methods we considered using, and the evidence on which our proposals were based.