As has been explained, you’re responsible for deducting teacher contributions, and for remitting both these and employer contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme within seven days of the end of each month. If you don’t fulfil these responsibilities and any employment is subsequently identified as pensionable, then arrears of contributions are due.
Here’s what happens:
Missing contributions can be identified in a number of ways.
HMRC inform the Teachers’ Pension Scheme that a teacher is paying National Insurance contributions at a rate which indicates that they should be a teacher of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
Where appropriate we will write to you to obtain service and salary details before issuing an invoice for the arrears of contributions. Please note should your members have queries with contributions or service it is your responsibility to provide this information to Teachers’ Pensions.
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