Bit of an odd situation, I'm covering for a FC who's off sick (planned operation). This person is new(ish) to the company.
I have to do the wages and pension contributions and was shown by her to post manually to the pension providers website. This is because according to her, her predecessor had set up the payroll software incorrectly and she hadn't yet had time to resolve this hence why it didn't go directly from the payroll software.
The reason that she thinks its wrong is because previously the contributions (ees & ers) have been posted to the employers contribution section when it goes to the pension provider. The staff are on salary sacrifice. She has changed this and separated them to employees and employers contributions.
My questions, which one is correct? I thought it was the former but she has me doubting myself. Secondly, what are the consequences of the error (the first method has been used for about 2 years, the second method for about 1 year so not insubstantial amounts).
Third, how would you handle it? I'm only going to be here for a couple of months so I'm not sure if I should try and correct it, leave it for her or go above her.