I've gone looking through previous threads and can't seem to find any relating to my questions. Any guidance would be very appreciated.
I'm trying to find actual regulations in black and white to confirm a few things. All my searches seem to give me conflicting info depending on whether it's HMRC, the pension regulator or various pension provider websites I'm looking at.
Auto enrolment. Just a normal, small scale workplace pension scheme. There are employees who have come from overseas, who live and work in the UK permanently but have admitted they have no intention of getting a national insurance number. They are paying employee contributions which I assume are getting tax relief on top. I know this may be a really stupid question but you actually do have to be a UK resident to be auto enrolled into a UK pension scheme right? And you have to have a national insurance number to have tax relief?
And what about overseas workers who may only work in the UK for one or two weeks but work for a British based firm with a British payroll. They don't need a nino and they aren't eligible workers, right?
Anyone know of any particular regulation or act I can find on HMRC or something to confirm either way? I know these might sound like obvious questions but I'm having no luck getting official confirmation. The web chats I've had always ends up with something like "yeah but only in some cases. For more info go to the pension regulator". I go to them and they dodge the questions as well and send me back to where I've just come from :rotfl: