Select either Basic or Detailed from the dropdown menu. These show on-screen as:
Basic - a snapshot of the before / after salary exchange results. The summary shows the employee's net take-home pay, the total cost to the employer of paying the employee's salary and levels of pension contribution.
Detailed - adds detail to the basic summary and includes the income tax and national insurance figures.
Enter the employee's full name
Enter the name of the current employer
This is a must key field. Enter the employee's gross yearly salary - the £ sign can be omitted.
This is a must key field. Enter the employee's yearly gross pension contribution - the £ sign can be omitted. This is a monetary amount, not a percentage, and represents the amount of salary the employee wishes to exchange.
Select either Net or Gross from the dropdown menu.
Net - applies to Personal Pensions, Groups of Personal Pensions and Stakeholder pensions. Income tax / National Insurance contributions are calculated on the employee's gross salary before the net pension contribution is deducted.
Gross - applies to Occupational Pension Schemes. Income tax / National Insurance contributions are calculated after the deduction of the employee's gross pension contribution. Tax relief is therefore provided at source.
This is a must key field. Enter the employer's yearly gross pension contribution - the £ sign can be omitted. This is a monetary amount, not a percentage, and is the amount of contribution the employer wishes to pay into the employee's pension plan. If there are no employer contributions being paid before the exchange, leave as £0.00.
This is a must key field. Enter the employee's personal allowance for the current tax year - the £ sign can be omitted. If an employee has an allowance higher or lower than the standard amount of £12,570, this can be entered. 'K' tax codes should be input as a negative allowance - e.g. K310 should be entered as '-3100'.
Select UK (exc Scotland and Wales), Wales or Scotland from the dropdown menu depending upon the tax regime that applies to the customer.
Select either No or Yes from the dropdown menu.
- the employee savings generated through exchanging salary are not converted to pension contributions.
- the employee savings generated through exchanging salary are converted to pension contributions.
This is a must key field which will accept a number between 0 and 100. The % sign can be omitted.
Once the input fields are complete, or after any changes to the input fields hit this button to make sure that any changes will be carried through to the results.
Clears all the input fields.