Type 2 employees

If you’re a type 2 employee (because you don’t meet the type 1 criteria above), you won’t be put into your employer’s pension scheme automatically, but you can still ask to join it if you’d like to.

  • As long as you’re aged 16-74.
  • And you’re earning more than £6,240 a year / £520 a month / £120 a week.
  • You’re aged 16-74.
  • And you’re earning less than £6,240 a year / £520 month / £120 a week.
  • In which case it’ll just be you paying into your pension savings for now, but it’s still good to get started.

(If you’re younger than 16 or older than 74 then unfortunately you might not be able to get a workplace pension.)