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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.

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
I am excited to be joining such a distinguished Board of Trustees, over-seeing a modern, transparent, cost efficient and high-performing pension fund. — Win Robbins, former Head of European Fixed Income Barclays Global Investors
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
There is a need for a member-centric solution designed for ease of use with low costs and cutting edge investment strategy, which delivers long term stable returns. ATP's in-house investment capabilities, combined with our novel and innovative… — Lars Rohde, Governor of the National Bank of Denmark and Former CEO of ATP Group
...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