Eligibility status

Employees will fall into one of 2 categories:

Type 1 – employees who must be put into a pension scheme (eligible jobholders).

So, any employees who are aged between 22 up to State Pension age (SPA) and earn over £10,000 per year, or £833 per month or £192 per week.

Type 2 – if an employee is a type 2 employee (because they don’t meet the type 1 criteria above), they won’t be put into the pension scheme automatically, but they can still ask to join it if they’d like to.

For more information, read The Pensions Regulator’s guidance on ‘working out who to put into a pension’.