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Pension calculation - by payment or by period?

Is a pension calculation to be made by the payment or by the period

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Weekly paid worker

Ordinarily submits weekly timesheets and has a weekly payment on that timesheet - 1 timesheet = 1 week
The Pension calculation obvs has the threshold for that period

Weekly worker then delays a timesheet and submits 2 timesheets in 1 week - the pension calculation is based on the payment for that week and hence the worker basically makes a single pension payment for that week. No apportionament of period payments for the pension calculation

From all of my checking with Pensions Reg and Gov I cannot find any support for apportioning the payment for the periods and the calculations are all appearing to refer to 'payment' rather than 'Period'

Any Answers??

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By SXGuy
11th Aug 2020 13:32

The answer is to not include 2 weeks pay in a 1 week payment period. Presumably your operating a weekly payroll, so regardless of whether they handed in the timesheet late or not, surely each weekly timesheet should be added to the correct week periods.

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By lionofludesch
11th Aug 2020 16:48

SXGuy wrote:

The answer is to not include 2 weeks pay in a 1 week payment period. Presumably your operating a weekly payroll, so regardless of whether they handed in the timesheet late or not, surely each weekly timesheet should be added to the correct week periods.

I agree.

Apart from his pension, his NI will be wrong as well.

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By SXGuy
12th Aug 2020 13:34

Yes I thought that also.

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By alan.falcondale
13th Aug 2020 09:54

Thanks, The timesheets are entered with the correct week periods and week dates and are not entered as the same weekly period, they are just processed in the same period, so the NI calculation is proved to be correct for the given period calculations.
The pension calculation however is calculated on the amount of pay in that week - this appears to be in line with PR comments around calculations per payment and not calculations per period (which is not referred to at all in PR as far as i can find)

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