Automatic enrolment when working hours fluctuate

10 February 2017

The Pensions Regulator has guidance explaining how to manage auto enrolment duties when employees have varying hours and rates of pay.

Once an employee has been enrolled into a pension scheme, as their pay varies, this will affect how much an employer needs to put into the scheme.

Employers will need to calculate the contributions to be made to the scheme each time an employee is paid.

The contributions the employer and the member of staff make to the scheme will rise and fall depending on the amount they earn.

Below a certain amount, employers may not need to pay any contributions at all but the employee may remain in the scheme.

For more information on assessing staff with fluctuating hours and pay, go to The Pensions Regulator website.