Articles on: Automatic Enrolment

Who will be automatically enrolled?

Whether you work full-time or part-time, your employer will have to enrol you in a workplace pension scheme if you meet these auto enrolment rules:
you work in the UK (including seafarers residing in the UK)
you aren’t already in a suitable workplace pension scheme
you are at least 22 years old, but under State Pension age
you earn more than £10,000 a year for the tax year 2024/25

As long as you meet these auto enrolment conditions, you’ll also be covered if:
you’re on a short-term contract
an agency pays your wages, or
you’re away on maternity, adoption or carer’s leave.

If you earn less than £10,000, but above £6,240 (for the tax year 2024/25), your employer doesn’t have to automatically enrol you into a scheme. However, you can still ask to join – your employer can’t refuse and must make contributions for you.

Updated on: 16/04/2024

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