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Employers Social Security contributions (FOI)

Employers Social Security contributions (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 21 September 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please can the number of individual employer social security contributions (2.5%) above £4,610 be provided since 2015?


How much of the 2.5% SS contributions (over £4,610), if information of such is collated contributed as a percentage to the SS fund per annum since 2015?



The number of unique contributors above the Standard Earnings Limit (SEL), and the value of these contributions is detailed in the table below. Please note that the value of the SEL and the contributions due on earnings between the Standard and Upper Earnings Limits (UEL) have been given as they were at the time.


​% Contribution on Earnings Between SEL and UEL

​SEL Value

​Total Unique Class 1 Contributors above SEL

​Total Value Class 1 Contributions Above SEL (Nearest £000)

​Total Unique Class 2 Contributors above SEL

​Total Value Class 2 Contributions Above SEL (Nearest £000)

​2015 ​2.0% ​£4,020 ​17109​£5,467,000 ​1651  ​£1,566,000
​2016​2.0% ​£4,094 ​17772  ​£5,734,000​1739 ​£1,697,000
​2017​2.0% £4,180 ​18304 ​£5,942,000 ​1747 £1,793,000 ​
​2018​2.0% ​£4,290 ​19522  ​£6,502,000​1786 ​£1,915,000
​2019​2.0% ​£4,442 ​19396 ​£6,721,000 1763 ​​£1,949,000
​2020​2.5% ​£4,558 ​18899  ​£9,343,000​1731  ​£2,872,000



100% of the contributions paid by the employer above the SEL go into the Social Security Fund. The value of these contributions is detailed in the table above. The total amount of contributions paid for each year can be found in the States of Jersey annual report and accounts. See the link below:

Annual Report and Accounts for the States of Jersey

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