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Pension contributions?

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by john1207, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. john1207

    john1207 New commenter

    Does anybody know are umbrella companies/agencies expected to contribute to pension? I am a supply teacher and I have been auto-enrolled into a pension scheme. Thanks in advance
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  2. bounceback

    bounceback Occasional commenter

    If you are paid by an umbrella company they will pass the employer's contribution on to you the same as they do with NI, ie. it's deducted from your wages. If you are paid directly by an agency, the agency pays the employer's contribution to the pension ( and the employer's NI). Avoid being paid through an umbrella company if you can.
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  3. historygrump

    historygrump Star commenter Forum guide

    Yes you find that with an umbrella company you pay your own NI contributions, the companies part as well and it is the same with pensions, in fact it is amazing what they deduct from your pay packet.
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  4. john1207

    john1207 New commenter

    Hi I just wondered as I noticed since being furloughed(for which I am grateful)generate(umbrella company) have changed pension provider and does not contribute towards pension.. I noticed previous pension provider did contribute 2% towards pension(which is better than norhing) even though I was with an umbrella company.I think it was a new legal requirement. Maybe they change pension provider as I am now being furloughed, not sure though. Any thoughts, anybody in a similar situation could shed some light? Many thanks
  5. historygrump

    historygrump Star commenter Forum guide

    John, i got something off Smart Pensions and like you, I am with Generate, but I must admit I presumed that the status quo continued. I am unsure of the answer and wonder if that the situation will change when work commences, but I do nit like them changing pension providers with out asking us, they should give us the option and not foster the change on us.
  6. john1207

    john1207 New commenter

    Historygrump, re change pension provider-I think it must have something to wwith furlough. Smart does not contribute but previous did. I wonder how much longer we will be furloughed? Nothing more from Generate. How will it affect us in September when employer has to pay 10%? I know this is sometime away but I am expecting Sept to be quiet

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