A Payroll Code is a four-digit code that distinguishes one payroll from another. You need to enter this code when setting up your payroll and uploading each pension data file.
We refer to the Payroll Code as PAYCODE in our file format.
If you need to create a new Payroll Code for your employer website, it must:
- contain four characters
- be alphanumeric (contain only letters and/or numbers)
- be case-sensitive.
If you need to add a payroll, set the Payroll Code to the next number in the sequence in the format P00x.
Here’s an example of Payroll Codes for an employer with six payrolls. If they needed to add another payroll – for example, for an office based in Glasgow – they would set the new Payroll Code as P007.
- P001 for monthly payrolls
- P002 for weekly payrolls
- P003 for temporary/casual staff
- P004 for permanent staff
- P005 – office based in London
- P006 – office based in Manchester You can find out more about Payroll Codes in step 4 of our employer Gateway user guide.
You can find out more about Payroll Codes in our employer Gateway user guide.