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Pension contributions

Must employer contribution % be the same for all employees

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If there are various employees who are contributing the same percentage through auto enrolment, say 5%, and the employer is contributing 3%.

Where would the employer stand if they were contributing 6% to another employee who is also only contributing 3%?

Under both scenarios the mandatory minimums are being met, but is the employer entitled to contribute a higher percentage for the other employee, even though the employee's contribution is the same as other employees who are receiving a lower employer contribution?

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24th Jun 2019 10:18

Yes - and here's something else which may surprise you - he can also pay an employee more wages than another employee.

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to lionofludesch
24th Jun 2019 14:34

Until the EUSSR makes it illegal! You'll have the 'Elf N Safety' Stasi in for a dawn raid! wake up sheeple!

[Joke]

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25th Jun 2019 16:33

Yes, he can pay different amounts to different employees. He needs to be careful of the equalities legislation, though, as is the case with with salaries. If men were consistently given a higher percentage contribution than women, for example, this would be considered sex discrimination.

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to neiltonks
25th Jun 2019 17:02

But women will have their husbands to look after them in retirement. It's always been that way!

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