NEST members' panel calls on government to reduce AE earnings threshold

Likely not until mid-2020s

Kim Kaveh
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The NEST members' panel is calling on the government to start reducing the £10,000 auto-enrolment (AE) earnings threshold, before the move to start contributions from the first pound earned.

The Panel - which was set up by the Pensions Act 2008 to give a voice to NEST members - is due to send its annual report to Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) secretary of state Thérèse Coffey, which will include the call for this change. In the AE review in 2017, the government noted its intention to change the framework for AE so that pension contributions are calculated from the first pound earned, rather than from a lower earnings limit, which currently sits at £6,136. It said it would likely not do this until the mid-2020s, but it is arguable that the upcoming general electi...

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