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When will auto enrolment minimum contributions increase?

Under auto enrolment legislation, minimum pension contributions are required to increase over time.

The increase will happen on 6 April 2018 to a total of 5% of qualifying earnings of which 2% must be paid by the employer and 6 April 2019 to a total of 8% of qualifying earnings of which 3% must be paid by the employer.

Date Employer minimum contribution Employee minimum contribution  Total minimum contribution
Before April 5 2018 1% 1%  2%
April 6 2018 – April 5 2019 2% 3%  5%
April 6 2019 onwards 3% 5%  8%

For more information

http://www.nowpensions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/An-introduction-to-auto-enrolment-contributions.pdf

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