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2.1  EMPLOYEE BENEFITS - PENSIONS







           Non-eligible jobholders

           Non-eligible jobholders who are not already active members of a workplace pension scheme that meets certain minimum standards, do
           not have to be automatically enrolled in the employer’s workplace pension scheme, but do have the right to ask to join the scheme. They
           may also receive employer contributions.

           Non-eligible jobholders are workers who either:
                  • Are aged either between 16 and 21, or aged between State Pension Age and 74;
                  • have qualifying earnings payable by the employer in the relevant pay reference period that are above the earnings trigger for
                    automatic enrolment; and
                  • Work,  or  ordinarily  work  in  the  UK  and  have  a  contract  of  employment  (i.e.  so  is  an  employee  and  not  a  self-employed
                    contractor) or who have a contract to provide work and/ or services personally (so can’t sub-contract to a third party).
           Or,
                  • Are aged between 16 and 74;
                  • have qualifying earnings payable by the employer in the relevant pay reference period that are above the earnings trigger for
                    automatic enrolment; and
                  • Work,  or  ordinarily  work  in  the  UK  and  have  a  contract  of  employment  (i.e.  so  is  an  employee  and  not  a  self-employed
                    contractor) or who have a contract to provide work and/ or services personally (so can’t sub-contract to a third party).

           Entitled workers

           Entitled workers who are not currently members of a workplace pension scheme that meets certain minimum standards, have the right to
           ask to join a workplace pension scheme, but this does not need to be the same scheme as eligible jobholders and non-eligible jobholders.
           It could be a personal pension or another type of pension scheme. The employer is not required to make contributions to an entitled
           worker’s pension scheme, although it may choose to do so.








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