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Will the JRS cover pension contributions I make above the minimum level?

No, the JRS will not cover any pension contributions you make above the minimum employer contribution of 3%. In the …

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My company is looking to save costs. Is the government going to take further action by suspending auto-enrolment?

Not at the moment. The government has decided wage and pension subsidies are the best way to support you and …

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Is the government going to stop my employees paying their pension contributions?

No. We anticipate that your employees will continue to make their pension contributions. However, they do have the option to …

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What is the government doing to ensure employers continue to comply with their workplace pension duties?

The Pensions Regulator set out its expectations of employers in its statement on 20 March 2020. They expect all employers …

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Our office is closing temporarily and our employees will not be paid during this time. What should we do about their pension contributions?

We don’t report companies to The Pensions Regulator unless they’re 90 days in arrears. So, if all contributions are currently …

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Is the 80% pay promised by the government for workers who would have otherwise been laid off pensionable?

The government has confirmed that the wage costs reimbursed by HM Revenue & Customs are pensionable. You can stay up …

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My employees are struggling to pay their pension contributions and we’re looking to temporarily cut costs as a company. Can we and my employees stop paying pension contributions for a set period?

Currently, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has informed us that employers must continue to meet their auto-enrolment duties. Under current scheme …

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What are the minimum contribution levels when pensionable or total earnings basis is used?

When an employer has decided to use their own definition of pensionable pay (also known as self-certification), there are different …

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What’s the gross tax basis?

This is where contributions are deducted from your employees’ wages before tax is taken. You may see HM Revenue & …

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What’s the net tax basis?

Net tax basis is the default tax relief method with The People’s Pension where contributions are deducted from your employees’ …

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