Super Rate Increase Update!

Superannuation guarantee rate increase update

Recently, arguments both for and against increasing the rate of compulsory superannuation guarantee (‘SG’) have continued to be tossed around!

The SG is the compulsory amount of superannuation an employer must pay into an eligible employee’s chosen super fund.

The rate of SG has been frozen at 9.5% of an employee’s ordinary wages since July 2014, but from 1 July 2021 it is due to incrementally increase (by 0.5% each financial year) until it ultimately reaches 12% in July 2025

As a result, the superannuation guarantee rate is currently set to increase to 10% from 1 July 2021.

At this stage, despite a lot of political rhetoric and media coverage, no change has been announced to change these set plans.

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