Definitions for "Earnings Cap"
The absolute limit on earnings allowed a local telephone company under the Alternative Regulatory Framework; all earnings above this cap must be returned to customers.
The salary limit on which pension contributions and benefits are based. For 1997/98 the cap was £84,000. It affects contributors to personal pensions and members who joined a final salary scheme after June 1, 1989.
The maximum salary on which you can base contributions to, and receive benefits from, a tax approved pension scheme is £97,200 (year ending April 2003). It only applies if you: contribute to a personal pension scheme (including stakeholder arrangements); joined an occupational scheme set up since 14 March 1989; or joined any occupational scheme from 1 June 1989, which was set up before 14 March 1989. back