How much must employers and employees contribute into their pension scheme under the pensions auto-enrolment provisions?

Broadly speaking, the total minimum contribution required (for qualifying schemes that are occupational defined-contribution pension schemes or personal pension schemes) is 8% of a specified band of earnings, comprising an employer contribution (3%), an employee contribution (4%) and tax relief (1%). Employers can contribute in excess of the 3% minimum if they choose to do so.