Employers

Employer pension obligations

Are there any changes relating to Workplace Pensions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

No. There are no changes to your obligations to make pension contributions into your employees’ Workplace Pension Schemes. We have confirmed with the Pensions Regulator and the Department for Work and Pensions that you should continue to make these contributions normally unless otherwise instructed.

Should you continue to upload payroll files for auto enrolment assessment?

Yes, your duties to employees remains the same.

If your employees have received no pay, you should upload a zero return.

Can you cancel your direct debit mandate?

Your responsibility remains to comply with the law. We have confirmed with the Pensions Regulator and the Department for Work and Pensions that you should continue to make these contributions normally unless otherwise instructed.