This guide will walk you through how the Statutory Leave Employer Pension Contributions facility is used within the software.
If you decide to take parental leave, you can still continue building up your pension contributions.
If you take parental leave (SMP, SPP, and SAP) you should remain a member of your workplace pension scheme, you and your employer will continue to make contributions.
If the employee is entitled to parental leave, their contributions will be based on their actual pay at the time they are being processed, while the employer’s contributions will be based on the employees pay before maternity leave.
How it works
1. If you are processing the pay period where the employee statutory leave date passes, the employee will start to be paid their statutory pay.
Once you have pressed ‘Calculate’, the software will ask if you want to uplift the contributions. It will state the employer’s deduction from the last pay period prior to the leave start date.
2. Press ‘Yes’ to save down the employer’s contribution amount, to the contribution rate from the pay period prior to the statutory leave start date. This will stay set for the duration of the paid statutory period, then will change back to the original percentage at the end of the period.
If you do not want to save this, and want to configure it yourself, choose the option ‘No thanks, I’ll configure this myself’.