NOW: Pensions File Validator

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The Assessment category is a mandatory field for all employees if your company has staged and the data entered into this field should be one of the following:
  • Eligible jobholder
  • Non-eligible jobholder
  • Entitled Worker or
  • Worker
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Negative contributions must not be included in the files.
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Opt in dates are only required if an employee actually opts into the scheme, i.e. do not complete this data field if an employee has been auto enrolled.
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Postponement and Enrol dates should not be provided for the same employee in the same file. An Eligible jobholder can either be postponed or enrolled, they cannot be both.
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The employees email address will also be their username for the online system, therefore employees cannot use the same email address
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Include your Pay Code and ER code in each file that you upload. These codes are essential and must match the details input by you when you set up the payroll details for your company.
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Employee contributions are deducted from their gross pay, and are paid to us gross
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Enrol dates should only be provided for employees who are Eligible jobholders and have been auto enrolled in the scheme. The Enrol date is usually the first day of the pay reference period in which an employee has been enrolled.
Disclaimer: The NOW: Pensions File Validator is designed to help you check that the data is in the correct format before it is uploaded to the live environment. You are responsible for ensuring: 1) you have sufficient permission and consent to upload the data to the File Validator and for you or NOW: Pensions (as relevant) to process such data; and 2) any errors or inaccuracies in the data are corrected before it is uploaded to the live environment. NOW: Pensions confirms that the data uploaded to the File Validator is protected by 128-bit SSL encryption, there is a session inactivity timeout of two minutes, and no data is stored on their servers. NOW: Pensions gives no representation, undertaking or warranty (whether express or implied) in respect of the results given by the File Validator, or the integrity of the website and accepts no liability to you or third parties for any loss or damage howsoever caused in connection with its use, other than any liability that cannot be excluded or restricted by law.