When Employees Pay Less than the NIC
Arrangements for pension-related salary sacrifice have become common over the years. They benefit employers and employees alike; however, certain measures should be taken into account when making the arrangements for protection.
Bonus or salary sacrifice arrangements changed in April 2017. However, arrangements related to pensions and related advice, cycle-to-work and childcare under employer support were exempt from the changes.
This course covers salary sacrifices associated with pension contributions.
Firstly, we define the term salary sacrifice and illustrate how it works. The course states various tax-exempted benefits that can also be used with the arrangement.
Next, it explains in detail how salary sacrifice can benefit both employers and employees. It also covers how the arrangement can impact other employee benefits.
The course goes on to explain the role of employee agreement or consent in salary sacrifice. It explains the role of the employer and employee in implementing salary sacrifice and what usually happens. The role of HMRC and pension scheme trustees are also covered.
Finally, we provide information on defined contribution and personal pension and how it can be used with the arrangement.
You Will Learn:
- The meaning of salary sacrifice
- The benefits of salary sacrifice to employers
- The benefit of salary sacrifice to employees
- How salary sacrifice affects other employee benefits
- The role of employers and employees in the agreement
- The support that HMRC and pension scheme trustees provide
- How defined contribution and personal pension are used with the arrangement
Benefits of Taking the Course:
- Taking this course will help you understand:
- Salary sacrifice: what it is and what is used for
- How employers and employees benefit from salary sacrifice
- How you can benefit from salary sacrifice
- How employees pay less than the NIC
- How you can reduce PAYE tax or benefit from tax relief
- The role that HMRC and pension scheme trustees play in salary sacrifice
Who can take the When Employees Pay Less than NIC Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the When Employees Pay Less than NIC Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.