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The automatic enrolment earnings trigger determines at what point an eligible person gets automatically enrolled into a workplace pension.
The qualifying earnings band sets minimum contribution levels for money purchase pension schemes. The minimum of the band is also relevant for defining who can opt in if they earn under the earnings trigger. The government reviews these every year and revises them if appropriate.
Under automatic enrolment, employers must enrol all workers into a workplace pension if they satisfy age and earnings criteria.
Revised document. The amendments - page 8 in Table 1 replacing: ‘(2016/17)’ with ‘(2017/18)’ and the upper limit qualifying earnings band’ £43,000’ with ‘£45,000’. Page 16 in Table 3 replacing: ‘£6,032 (2018/10 National Insurance Lower Earnings Limit)’ with ‘£6,032 (2018/19 National Insurance Lower Earnings Limit)’ and ‘£5,876 (2017/18 Upper Earnings Limit; current qualifying earnings band upper limit)’ with ‘£5,876 (2017/18 Lower Earnings Limit; current qualifying earnings band upper limit)’. These amendments do not change any analysis or other references within the report.