Automatic enrolment changes

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Capparotto, Silene; Pike, Tim
Pensions Policy Institute
Date of publication
8 November 2016
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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In 2017 there will be a review of automatic enrolment.

Analysis of the employed population from the Labour Force Survey identifies the number and the nature of people that will be affected by the removal of the earnings trigger and earnings band on contributions.

Key points:

  • 3.3 million individuals would become eligible for automatic enrolment if the earnings trigger was removed.
  • All members of an occupational pension scheme could be affected by an increase to minimum contribution levels.
  • 77% of employees earning less than the trigger income are women.
  • Over 50% of part-time workers earn less than the trigger income, and 81% of part-time workers are women.

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