The DWP is consulting on the lower and upper earning thresholds to be used for autoenrolment purposes for the tax year 2013/2014. The consultation proposes raising the lower threshold from £5,564 to £5,720 and reducing the upper threshold from £42,475 to £41,450. Separately, the DWP is proposing to raise the auto-enrolment earnings trigger from £8,105 to £9,250 to align it with changes to the PAYE threshold. The consultation closes on 17 October and a Government response is expected in November. For the consultation document go to: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/ae-thresholds-2013-2014-consultation.pdf