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If a member of staff met the earnings threshold once during the postponement period as result of fluctuating earnings do they have to be put into a pension scheme?

You can choose to postpone automatic enrolment for up to three months for a member of staff. During this time you don’t have to assess them or their earnings until the end of the postponement period.

If any of your staff write to you asking to join a pension scheme during the postponement period, you must put them into one once you have received their request.

You will have to pay into the pension scheme if they are:

  • aged 16-74
  • and earn at least £520 a month or £120 per week.

Find out more about postponement.

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