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I have a member of staff on maternity leave, do I still need to put them into a scheme?

On your duties start date or a member of staff’s first day of employment you must work out how much each member of staff earns and how old they are. This will identify what you need to do and who you need to put into a pension scheme.

Any staff who are:

  • aged between 22 up to State Pension Age and
  • earning more than £10,000 per year, or £833 per month or, £192 per week

...must be put into a pension scheme and you must both pay into it.

If your member of staff is on maternity leave and meets the above criteria you will need to put them into a pension scheme. Speak to your pension scheme provider regarding the contributions you both need to make to the scheme.

Use our online tool to understand the specific duties you have.

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