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What are the minimum auto enrolment contribution rates?

The auto enrolment minimum is currently 5% of qualifying earnings of which at least 2% must be paid by the employer. In April 2019 this rises again to  of 8% qualifying earnings  of which at least 3% must be paid by the employer.

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

>>>>>>>>> For more details read  ‘Introduction to auto enrolment contributions’ <<<<<<<<<

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