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Following on from the Supreme Court judgement where a partner was deemed to be a 'Worker', should partners be auto or not?

Many law firms are now concerned about the effect on partners; are they now subject to auto-enrolment regulations or not?
Asked by: Sophie Coppeard
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The payment of a salary and the amount of salary are key here. Partners paid a wage i.e. salaried (subject to amount), almost certainly should be automatically enrolled. It’s conceivable, however, that equity partners entirely remunerated by drawings do not have “qualifying earnings”. You will need to assess case by case whether the earnings paid qualify by reference to the LLP’s remuneration arrangements in relation to the kinds of payments that count as earnings under the Act.

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