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It is now law that most employees must be enrolled into a workplace pension scheme by their employer. This calculator will show you how much will be paid into your pension by you and your employer. It will also show how these contributions might increase over time.
We need to know your age so that we can work out the contributions correctly – the rules vary slightly based on age. This is explained in the letter you receive from your employer about automatic enrolment.
We need to know your gender because the contribution rules vary slightly due to current differences in State Pension retirement dates for men and women.
You are too young to join a workplace pension. When you reach the age of 16 you may ask your employer to enrol you. If you do so, your employer will make contributions.
Your employer will not automatically enrol you into a pension but you can choose to join.
You are not eligible to join a workplace pension because you are above the maximum age.
Your employer will not automatically enrol you into a workplace pension scheme but you can choose to join. If you do so, your employer will not be obliged to make contributions.
Your employer will not automatically enrol you into a workplace pension scheme but you can choose to join. If you do so, your employer will make contributions.
Enter your salary before tax or other deductions are taken off. This is known as your gross salary. If you have more than one job (opens in a new window), you will have to enter each salary separately.
Your employer can choose whether to make contributions on part of your salary (known as your qualifying earnings
) or on your full salary. To find this out, you will need to check with your employer.
This is the part of your annual pay that will be used to calculate your pension contribution under automatic enrolment. It is your earnings before tax (up to a maximum limit of £45,000 per year) – less the lower earnings threshold of £5,876.
At your earnings level, you will have to make contributions based on your full salary.
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