MDC and your Payroll Provider

In the first instance, we recommend that any payroll provider or software supplier interested in providing a solution for MDC, visit our contact us page and get in touch with our on-boarding team.

When a payroll provider on-boards to MDC, we create a new Establishment Number which allows them to log in and submit one file for all the employers they provide payroll for. Part of the process to activate a payroll provider is linking all employers for whom they’ll provide data, to their new establishment number. To allow us to do this we need a completed delegation form, which confirms the employers they’ll be providing the data for.

There are two ways to provide data to Teachers’ Pensions – you can create a bespoke solution in line with our specification or use our MDC template, located in the Employer Portal.

Please ensure you share the MDC Guidance and Error codes (PDF, 626 KB) (This link opens in a new window) document with your payroll provider or software supplier.

Last Updated: 29/08/2023 15:18


Have you read our Monthly Data Collection FAQs?



Take a look through our MDC forms and guides.



Read through the MDC technical specification.

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