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Briefing Notes

Briefing Note 75 - who is ineligible for automatic enrolment?

In order to be eligible for automatic enrolment an individual has to be employed, earning over £10,000 (the “Earnings Threshold”) and aged between 22 and State Pension Age. This Briefing Note investigates the population potentially ineligible for automatic enrolment. 

This Briefing Note uses data from the Labour Force Survey (Jan— March 2015) to explore who among the UK employed population meets the age and earnings-based qualifying criteria for automatic enrolment. The analysis interrogates this population and explores their characteristics. Specifically it explores variations by:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability status
  • Caring status
  • Employer size
  • Employers sector

This Briefing Note was sponsored by Age UK. PPI is grateful to Age UK for their support in producing this note.

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