Principal employer

This is the term used for a single employer (company, charity, LLP.) registered via Employer Online Services to participate in the Scheme. Where there are a number of employers being set up as part of the same group, (e.g. a ‘parent’ or ‘holding’ company with subsidiary or associated companies) the main employer must be registered first and they are named as the Principal Employer. All other employers in the group are Participating Employers.


For a list of our more commonly used terms and phrases please refer to our Glossary.

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