Date of Screening: 18/03/2021
Screening Outcome - Full EQIA recommended: No
The amounts of the automatic enrolment and re-enrolment earnings trigger (the earnings level at which an employee must be automatically enrolled) and the qualifying earnings band (the earnings on which contributions must be paid) are set out in the Pensions ( No.2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 and the Pensions Act 2008.
Whenever the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes an order to substitute amounts and specify rounded figures for the earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band, the Department is empowered to make a corresponding order. The Department has no power to specify different amounts for Northern Ireland.