Payroll Legislation

Do Employers Pay Pension Contributions for Furloughed Staff?

Legislation

Do Employers Pay Pension Contributions for Furloughed Staff?

Due Date

1 August

Summary

Workplace pension duties apply whether your staff are working or being furloughed as part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. However, since the beginning of August you must pay the pension contributions and National Insurance contributions for your furloughed staff.

Read The Pensions Regulators guidance to find out more about how to calculate normal pension contributions for furloughed workers who are returning to work part-time, including where there are salary sacrifice arrangements for pensions in place and what to do if your company is struggling to pay contributions.

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