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How do pension contributions work under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)?

The CJRS has been extended. The government will pay 80% of wages up to a cap of £2,500 for staff …

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Can an employee reduce their pension contributions?

Pension savings can be a very effective way to save for the future. Your employee may not be aware of …

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I can’t pay for contributions, what happens now?

By law, when you take contributions from your employees’ wages, you must pay these to your pension provider by the …

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What happens to parental leave for furloughed staff?

The government has confirmed that furloughed workers taking parental leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings …

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We use an agent, can they deal with this/claim JRS on our behalf?

If you use an agent who is authorised to act for you for PAYE purposes, they’ll be able to make …

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We have more than one PAYE scheme, how do we claim JRS?

You need to make a separate claim for each PAYE scheme you have. More information about JRS can be found …

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We’ve been paying more than the AE statutory minimum contributions, can we claim for this?

No the excess will not be funded by the JRS.  You should continue to make the correct contributions due under …

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We use salary sacrifice/salary exchange, what should we do?

The Pensions Regulator has provided guidance for employers that use salary sacrifice/exchange on their website.

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We pay more than the statutory minimum contributions, can we reduce this?

If you use a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme and your employer contribution under your scheme is more than the …

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Will I be able to use the grants under the JRS to cover my pension contributions?

Yes, these grants are intended to support employers and their employees by covering up to 80% of the costs of …

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