Help Centre for Employers

What is a CSV File?

A CSV File is a Microsoft Excel Comma Separated Values File

  • A CSV allows data to be saved in a table structured format.
  • CSV files can be used with any spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel, Open Office Calc, or Google Spreadsheets.
  • Blank CSV Template

 

Important Note – when working with CSV files some information can be lost if not used carefully (for example payroll numbers with leading zeros). To prevent this you should follow these instructions:

  • Files should be exported directly to Excel which retains the correct formatting
  • If any amendments are needed this should be done before saving the file
  • Once happy save as a .csv file, click yes to use that format.
  • Close the document when it will then prompt to save changes, click No to this and then the file is ready to upload.
I am backing NOW: Pensions, the ATP project, because I believe it will encourage transparency, low costs and decent returns for millions of British employees. — Nigel Waterson, former Shadow Pensions Minister
“We were impressed with the simplicity of its scheme. The ease of implementation was also a big plus for us and has removed much of the administrative headache.” — Neil Tune, HR director at Fitness First
...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
NOW: Pensions' risk management and diversified growth fund are state of the art. — Win Robbins, former Head of European Fixed Income Barclays Global Investors
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