Help Centre for Payroll bureaux

How do I prevent mistakes and missing data in my payroll file (file validation)? (Employer Portal) (Bureau Microsite)

Mistakes and missing data in payroll files are a common cause of problems throughout the auto enrolment process and the more we can do to eliminate these issues the better. The NOW: Pensions file validation tool scans the payroll file and provides a report highlighting any problems it identifies such as missing date of birth, e-mail addresses or a gross pay figure, which could cause the file to be rejected.

When using the file validation tool a report can then be downloaded so that you can help eliminate many of the common errors in your payroll system and re-submit the file.

Try the file validator tool now by visiting: https://validate.nowpensions.com.

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