Government maintains auto-enrolment earnings trigger at £10,000

Wage growth results in extra £3bn in contributions

Jasmine Urquhart
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The government has confirmed the auto-enrolment (AE) earnings trigger has been maintained at £10,000 for 2024/25, following its annual review.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced today (6 February) that the earnings trigger being maintained at this figure "represents real terms decrease in the value of the trigger" and strikes a balance between employer and employee affordability. The DWP will also maintain the lower earnings limit (LEL) at which employers and employees must pay in pension contributions, at £6,240, but will follow through on the consultation to remove the LEL in line with the 2017 AE review "at the earliest opportunity". The qualifying earnings band or upper earnings limit (UEL) which caps e...

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