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What is the minimum contribution requirement for a UK workplace pension scheme?
What is the minimum contribution requirement for a UK workplace pension scheme?
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Written by Aine Kavanagh
Updated over a week ago

In the UK, all employees must be enrolled in a workplace pension scheme. This is called 'auto enrolment'.

The minimum requirements for DC occupational pension schemes, and DB schemes that satisfy certain conditions, are based on the contribution rate and require that under the scheme:

  • the employer must make contributions in respect of the jobholder

  • a total minimum contribution, however calculated, must be at least 8% of the jobholder’s qualifying earnings in the relevant pay reference period4

  • a minimum employer’s contribution, however calculated, must be at least 3% of the jobholder’s qualifying earnings in the relevant pay reference period.

For more comprehensive and up to date information, please read more about the pension scheme that would work for you and your employees here.

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