Automatic Enrolment Summary

Automatic Enrolment earnings Thresholds 2016/17

Annual 1 week Fortnight 4 weeks 1 month 1 quarter Bi-annual
Lower Level of Qualifying earnings £             5,824 £             112 £             224 £             448 £             486 £             1,456 £             2,912
Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment £         10,000 £            192 £             384 £             768 £             833 £             2,499 £             4,998
Upper level of qualifying earnings £         43,000 £             827 £             1,654 £             3,308 £             3,583 £        10,750 £         21,500

Details of Entitled / eligible / non-eligible employees

Earnings Age (inclusive)
 

16 – 21

 

22 – State pension age

 

State pension age to 74

 

Lower earnings threshold or below in the pay reference period

 

 

Entitled worker

They can ask to be included in the pension scheme, and can make their own contributions. However, employers are not required to make pension contributions.

 

More than lower earnings threshold up to and including the earnings trigger for automatic enrolment in the pay reference period

 

 

Non-eligible jobholder

They can choose to opt into the pension scheme, but will not be automatically enrolled. If they opt in, both the employee and employer will have to make pension payments for the worker.

Over earnings trigger for automatic enrolment in the pay reference period

 

Non-eligible jobholder

They can choose to opt into the pension scheme, but will not be automatically enrolled. If they opt in, both the employee and employer will have to make pension payments for the worker.

 

Eligible jobholder

They are eligible for automatic enrolment, but can opt out. This means that both the employee and employer will have to make pension payments for the worker.

 

Non-eligible jobholder

They can choose to opt into the pension scheme, but will not be automatically enrolled. If they opt in, both the employee and employer will have to make pension payments for the worker.