That would be really helpful, thanks.
Thanks for your replies everyone. Do we know yet what information is going to be submitted. I have also looked at bridging software from Absolute for the spreadsheet work clients, and it seems to bring in boxes 1 to 9 figures for the submission when you watch their video of it. Is MTD extracting more than the 9 box figures going forward and if so, does anyone know what is it extracting?
I concur with DJKL, you would always calculate based on actual pay, rather than maternity pay received so that they are not disadvantaged.
Glad I am not the only one who doesn't know then.
Thanks for your replies. Its actually quite a lot (thousands). But the strict method works out best, I have found out I can process the P11D(b) on a manual on-line form covering them all including this one (as it won't reflect the D/L form so I can't process using this method), and send this P11D in the post.
I have looked this up and it depends if they have a contract of service...…
The Pensions Regulator has indicated that office-holders – essentially non-executive directors and company secretaries – will also normally fall outside the scope of AE.
You say there is no employment contract, so Auto-enrolment should only apply to them, if they have a “contract of service” for all or part of their duties, given that this will make them an employee.
If unsure of something such as this, I would always phone the pension regulator for confirmation to save any problems down the line and make a note of your call.
I phoned the company today to tell them I will not be opening a new worker group, as they would never receive any information into this group anyway. As far as I am concerned I am keeping a record of postponements etc should the client ever be audited. They just said again that it was advisable, for future audit purposes. Seems a waste of time to me. I am grateful for all the help I received yesterday on this.
Thanks, the pension company is not doing the assessment, and as you say, they would never have the information submitted to the pension provider. I am getting a bit annoyed with this particular company, as the people answering the calls just never seem to know what they are talking about and don't put you through to a technician.
I spoke to The Pension Regulator this morning who confirmed you can postpone anytime, not just at the start of employment.
My question is more about whether I have set up another work group within the scheme, which seems tedious to me. I have never heard of this before.
Many thanks to everyone for their help today. I will await what the financial advisor sends to me. If he has not been truthful and it is not set up for the employer to pay gross, then I will treat it as a payment to Directors Loan account.