What happens to employees’ contributions when they’re on paternity leave?

Contributions can continue to be paid into the employee’s pension pot.

The employer should pay the contributions based on the employee’s pay before he went on paternity leave, whilst the employee should pay contributions based on the pay that he’s actually receiving (for example Statutory Paternity Pay).

So the employee’s contribution might be nil if his earnings don’t exceed the lower earnings threshold if (for example) the qualifying earnings basis is being used.

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