I'm on the Pension Regulator website (https://www.autoenrol.tpr.gov.uk/Workforce), logged in as agent, trying to complete forms for a husband who employs his wife. She does not want to be enrolled into a pension scheme as she is aready receiving a private pension, and her low PAYE earnings mean she does not need to be enrolled.
I've got as far as the 'Declaration' page - 'Staff details'. Now I'm stuck. Here are the questions and answers so far -
How many staff did the employer have on 01 August 2016 (the employer’s staging date) = 1.
On the staging date how many staff were already members of a pension scheme? = 0.
Tick this box if the defined benefit transitional period is being used = NO.
How many other staff members do not fall into the above categories? = 0.
Checking the answers I get a message -
Have you forgotten to tell us about some staff? You told us the total number of staff in employment on 01 August 2016 was 1. Is this the correct number?
You have only given details for this number of staff, which does not match the total number of staff that you gave. Please check the information you entered.
The total is out by: 1.
What am I doing wrong? And is there an easier way to register to state that a client's employees do not want to enrol?