Help for workers to understand tax on multiple jobs and auto enrolment

Published on 3 March 2017

Are you wondering if taking on another job will be worth it? Or do you have questions about being auto enrolled into a workplace pension? If so, look no further! Our new factsheets will help you get to the bottom of the issues.

Help for workers to understand tax on multiple jobs and auto enrolment
©shutterstock/TonyV3112

Auto enrolment

If you work for a small employer then 2017 is the year in which they are likely to hit their auto-enrolment ‘staging date’ (if they have not reached it already). Hitting their staging date means that they will have to enrol you – if you are eligible – into a workplace pension (and pay into it for you!).

We have developed a factsheet to help you understand what this might mean for you, covering things like:

  • What is auto enrolment?
  • When will I be auto enrolled?
  • What if I am not an ‘employee’?
  • Opting out
  • How much will it cost me?
  • What if I have two jobs?
  • Where to report a non-compliant employer
  • Where can I get more help?

You can find the factsheet here: PDF icon Auto enrolment – workers factsheet

Having more than one job

More and more people are taking on another job to help make ends meet. If you are thinking of taking on a second (or third) job for financial reasons then it is important to understand exactly how much extra money you might bring in, once things like tax and National Insurance have been deducted.

Our factsheet looks at the tax and National Insurance implications of taking on another job in detail, as well as giving some tips on how things like tax credits, universal credit and student loans work. Our factsheet contains some worked examples as well links to further information.

You can find the factsheet here: Having more than one job factsheet

As people that have more than one job can end up paying too much or not enough tax, you may find it useful to read this factsheet in conjunction with our factsheet on the PAYE tax calculation (P800) process

If you are an agency worker, undertaking assignments through more than one agency at the same time, you may find it useful to read this factsheet in conjunction with our factsheet for ‘Agency workers’. 

(03-03-2017)

Contact: Meredith McCammond (please use form at http://www.litrg.org.uk/contact-us) or follow us on Twitter: @LITRGNews