Help Centre for Employers

How are employee contributions collected?

All contributions to NOW: Pensions are made through the employer. They deduct the contribution from your pay and forward this to us, together with their contribution.

Our process is defined by HMRC as a ‘net pay arrangement’. This means any contribution you make is deducted before income tax is calculated.

If you are a taxpayer, this means that you automatically get income tax relief on your pension contributions at the highest applicable rate.

If you do not pay tax, you will not receive tax relief on your pension contributions. However, this doesn’t affect the amount that is paid into your pension.

NOW: Pensions has announced that it will top up non taxpayers’ pension pots for the 2015/16 tax year. For more info click here.

ATP comes to the UK pensions world with the highest commendations from the Danish trade unions, employers and government. NOW: Pensions' offering in the UK will be high quality, low cost, and honest and I'm proud to be associated with it. — John Monks, member of House of Lords and former General Secretary of ETUC and TUC
...its simple design means the pressure is taken off us as the employer and avoids costly administration charges, whilst removing the burden of choice and ensuring the best possible retirement outcome for our employees. — Matthew Johnson, Head of Compensation and Benefits at Adecco Group UK & Ireland
Why do we insist on having a choice of fund manager when the evidence shows there is usually no benefit to be gained…and there is always a negative impact in terms of cost? — Anthony Hilton financial editor of the Evening Standard writing in Pensions World, June 2013
I'm excited by the opportunity to help bring to the UK auto-enrolment market NOW: Pensions, a customer-friendly and responsive trust-based alternative to NEST and to contract-based offerings. — Chris Daykin, the former Government Actuary
Over a short period of time, NOW: Pensions has established itself as a respected and credible player in the UK workplace pensions market attracting thousands of employers and hundreds of thousands of members. Joining the team at such a crucial time… — Jocelyn Blackwell, Founder of Dunnett Shaw and Raising Standards in Pensions Administration