Help Centre for Employers

What are the minimum auto enrolment contribution rates?

The auto enrolment minimum is initially 2% of which at least 1% must be paid by the employer. Over time this increases to a total of 8% of which at least 3% must be paid by the employer.

These contributions are set on earnings over £112 per week up to an upper limit of £827 per week.  You have the flexibility to pay contributions at a rate that suits your business objectives, subject to these being at least equal to the minimum requirements above.

 

Date Employer minimum contribution Total minimum contribution
Before April 5 2018 1% 2% (including 1% staff contribution)
April 6 2018 – April 5 2019 2% 5% (including 3% staff contribution)
April 6 2019 onwards 3% 8% (including 5% staff contribution)
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