Correction to the Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2018

19 March 2018

We issued the values by pay reference on 16 March and the lower level of qualifying earnings and earnings trigger were entered into the table the wrong way round.

We apologise for any confusion. The original news item has been corrected and the correct table is below.

 

The 2018-19 automatic enrolment thresholds have been approved by parliament and come into effect from 6 April 2018.

As previously announced , the automatic enrolment earnings trigger is to be frozen at £10,000 and the Lower and Upper thresholds are to remain aligned with the National Insurance contributions (NICs) Lower Earnings Limit (LEL) and Upper Earnings Limit (UEL).

The Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2018 brings into force the following earnings trigger and qualifying earnings bands for 2018-19. The Order also confirms the values by pay reference period.

The Department for Communities in Northern Ireland has produced its own legislation replicating this Order for Northern Ireland. The Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order (Northern Ireland) 2018.

2018-19

Annual threshold

Lower level of qualifying earnings

£6,032

Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment

£10,000

Upper level of qualifying earnings

£46,350

Values by pay reference period

2018-19

1 week

Fortnight

4 weeks

1 month

3 months

6 months

Lower level of qualifying earnings

£116

£232

£464

£503

£1,508

£3,016

Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment

£192

£384

£768

£833

£2,499

£4,998

Upper level of qualifying earnings

£892

£1,783

£3,566

£3,863

£11,588

£23,175