Payments during the Coronavirus pandemic

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

The Coronavirus Retention Scheme (CJRS) offered grants to cover a portion of the wage costs if you put staff on …

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How’s the government helping employers comply with their workplace pension duties during the pandemic?

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

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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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Is furlough pay reimbursed by the government pensionable?

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

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Is the government going to stop auto-enrolment during the pandemic?

The government doesn’t plan to stop auto-enrolment during the pandemic. They have decided wage and pension subsidies are the best …

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

You need to make a separate claim for each PAYE scheme you have. More information can be found on the government’s …

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

Salary sacrifice should continue when using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The government has confirmed that the wage costs reimbursed …

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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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