Earnings Limits

Earnings Trigger

Qualification for Pension Auto-Enrolment is based on age and an Earnings Trigger.

The Earnings Trigger is £10,000 for the 2017/18 year (pro-rated depending on pay frequency).

Qualifying Earnings

Contributions under Auto-enrolment are deducted on a band of earnings, known as the Qualifying Earnings.

The lower limit for 2017/18 is £5,876.

The upper limit for 2017/18 is £45,000.