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All employers in the UK, including nanny employers, must provide a workplace pensions for all employees who qualify under the new Workplace Pension (Automatic Enrolment) legislation.

Do nannies qualify for a pension?

  • Nannies who are aged between 22 and the State Pension Age and earn above £10,000 gross per annum will qualify for a Workplace Pension.
  • Most nannies will need to be automatically enrolled into the pension scheme.
  • Both the nanny and the employer will have to contribute to the scheme.
  • Nannies who do not qualify for automatic enrolment still have the right to ask to join a Workplace Pension.
  • If you do qualify, you can always opt out of the pension scheme if you do not want a pension.
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When is this going to happen?

The new rules are being phased in gradually, which means that you could be enrolled anywhere from 1 June 2015 to 1 February 2018.

Once it has happened, your employer will have to send you a letter telling you if you have been enrolled. If you have not been enrolled you will still get a letter which will explain why.

You can find out more about whether or not you qualify for automatic enrolment here.

How much do I have to contribute?

DatesEmployerNannyGovernmentTotal
Prior to 6th April 2018 1% 0.8% 0.2% 2%
(Present) 6th April 2018 - 5th April 2019  2% 2.4% 0.6% 5%
6th April 2019 - onwards 3% 4% 1% 8%

The contributions are a percentage of the nanny’s gross salary.

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Our Fully Managed Pension Service

Nannytax provides a fully managed pension service for our clients, have a look here.

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