The Hong Kong Government presented to the Legislative Council yesterday the proposal to increase the minimum and maximum relevant income levels for MPF contributions, details of which are:

  1. The minimum relevant income would be raised from $5,000 to $6,500 per month with effect from 1 November 2011;
  2. The maximum relevant income would be increased from $20,000 to $25,000 per month with effect from 1 June 2012.

An additional 180,090 employees and self-employed persons would be excluded for making mandatory contributions under the former adjustment, while 514,000 employees and self-employed persons would be required to make additional mandatory contributions.

To view the Government's press release, please click the link below:

http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201106/14/P201106140190.htm