The auto-enrolment solution for Northern Ireland
Workers Pension Trust is required by The Pensions Regulator to monitor the accuracy of contributions received. In order to automate checks we are making some changes to the pension contribution upload file format. These extra fields, which will be required in early 2019, will include the Pay Reference Period and the Gross Salary for that period.
We are working with payroll providers to make these changes as smooth as possible. Further information will be provided on the website and issued to all employers and accountants over the course of the next few months.
There will also be a new grid format so that contributions can be entered manually without uploading a file. Any errors or validation issues will be shown on the grid so that it is easier to see what needs to be amended.
The new file format for employers will be:
|Column||Field Content||Data Type||(max characters)||Example|
|B||Employee Name (for information only)||Alphanumeric||(200)||Peter Wilson|
|C*||Date PRP Start||Date||(dd/MM/yyyy)||09/11/2018|
|D*||Date PRP End||Date||(dd/MM/yyyy)||09/11/2018|
|E*||Salary for PRP||Numeric||(5.2)||200.00|
|F||Employer Pension Contribution (including Salary Sacrifice Contribution, if applicable)||Numeric||(5.2)||2.46|
|G||Employee Pension Contribution||Numeric||(5.2)||4.10|
|H||Group Life Contribution||Numeric||(5.2)||1.00|
|I||Employer lump sum||Numeric||(5.2)||15.21|
|J||Employee lump sum||Numeric||(5.2)||15.21|