This might be a bit of a stupid question and maybe I'm overthinking this, but someone who is self-employed wants to be added to their pension scheme which already has employees on and I'm not sure how ok that is. Obviously they are not on the payroll scheme, but I've spoken to Nest and they have said I can add the self-employed person just like if they are a normal worker. Are there any issues if I set up a new group with 100% contributions and then just submit figures as and when they want to make contributions for themself as those figures will not actually be submitted in the payroll? If there are issues, what would the correct method be (if there is a correct method)?
Should this idea just be abandoned altogether and a separate personal pension scheme set up? Any help / scolding for my stupidity will be appreciated.