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.

…We pride ourselves on our abilities to make the perfect match for both clients and workers. Our decision to appoint NOW: Pensions came as a result of wanting a quality workplace pension scheme that is structured, simple and easy for us to… — Ian Naylor, Legal Director of Randstad
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