The minimum contributions rates for automatic enrolment are set to
On the 6th April 2018, the total minimum contribution will increase
from 2% to 5%. Employers will need to contribute a minimum of 2%.
Employees will need to contribute a minimum of 3%.
Minimum contributions will undergo further increases in April
2019, with the total minimum contribution rate increasing to 8%,
representing a 3% employer and 5% employee contribution.
It is an employer’s responsibility to make sure that they are prepared for
these new contribution levels. If an employer wishes, they can decide
to pay the total minimum contribution rate which is 5% from April 2018
and 8% from April 2019. In these cases, the employee does not have
to pay any contributions, unless the rules of the pension scheme say