Types of worker
Workers fall into one of three categories based on their earnings and age. The categories are:
- eligible jobholder
- non-eligible jobholder
- entitled worker
An eligible jobholder:
- is age 22 or over
- is under State Pension age
- has earnings of over £10,000 a year (2023/24 figure)
Earnings are expressed as a yearly figure. Your earnings for automatic enrolment will actually be assessed every pay period. If you are paid monthly, you would trigger the earnings limit for automatic enrolment if you are paid more than £833 in a month (£10,000 divided by 12). This would be the case even if you earned less than £10,000 in the whole year.
If you are currently a member of the LGPS, automatic enrolment will not affect you, whichever type of worker you are. If you are not currently a member of the LGPS, you will only be automatically enrolled if you are an eligible jobholder.