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Statutory Payments - Your Essential Guide
The correct administration of statutory payments is very important, as administrative errors can have a damaging and lasting impact. Regulations are constantly evolving, so it is vital to keep yourself up to date when dealing with payments relating to sickness, maternity, paternity, holidays and termination. Errors can result in fines, penalties and employee tribunal claims and as HMRC continue to step up their enforcement efforts, there is also the growing risk of prosecution and reputational damage.
This practical and interactive one-day course explains your legal obligations regarding all statutory payments and advises the most effective means of implementation. It will help you to understand who is eligible for statutory payments and who is excluded; how payments are calculated; how they can be recovered; and what records need to be kept. The course also guides you through the national minimum wage requirements. It will give you an insight into the way HMRC are now investigating potential offences and how best to work with them. We also explain HMRC’s enforcement powers, financial penalties and other sanctions at their disposal.
The course is designed and presented by a payroll industry expert who will deliver the hard facts and directly answer your questions on the issues facing your organisation. It will give you confidence in your ability to accurately apply the rules and avoid costly errors. You will also get a heads-up on further legal changes due to come into force in the coming months.
This course will benefit all payroll staff who process the statutory payments and other people in the finance function who need to be aware of the impact that the payments have on the cost to the organisation. It will also benefit HR staff who have a responsibility for ensuring that their organisation is meeting all its obligations to make statutory payments to its employees.
Jo has more than 20 years’ experience of working in payroll roles, most recently for a software house with many external clients. She now runs her own payroll services company and delivers consultancy and training on payroll issues for a variety of clients.