This is a blur between a question and a grump, as I think I know the answer...but am hoping I'm wrong!
For our own staff we use NEST for the pension. I imagine this is far from a niche choice. Seemingly NEST doesn't allow the "net pay arrangement", so you have to use "relief at source". This means the pension scheme grosses up for basic rate tax.
Some of our staff will be higher rate taxpayers. Per this link it seems they'll have to either complete a personal tax return or contact HMRC (no precise details...but presumably it'd be like them requesting a tax code change) to get the higher rate tax relief.
Does anyone know any other clever alternatives? Seems a bit crap otherwise. Surely being a higher rate taxpayer isn't that rare a thing, and sucks if there's no automatic way to deal this. Possibly HMRC are quite happy if lots of above average earning staff don't get the tax relief they're entitled to from pension contributions?!