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Payroll: The Essential Update

Updated Half-day course  |  3.5 CPD hours

£ 269 +VAT per person

£269 +VAT
per person

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Payroll: The Essential Update

Half-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £269 +VAT per person

Course overview

With the advent of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) employers are being challenged to learn about a whole new way of paying people as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest ‘Business as usual’ legislation. This half-day update will help you do just that... ensuring that your understanding and application of payroll and HR legislation is fully up-to-date, including what we’ve learnt about the CJRS since it was introduced at the end of March 2020.

The course is delivered by our expert presenter, Kate Upcraft, who will guide you through and crucially also look at changes coming up next year to ensure you are well prepared. In these unprecedented times when paying people accurately has never been more important to your employees or your business, attending this important update will give you the confidence to know that you organisation is running a compliant payroll operation – whether it is in-house or outsourced.

What will be covered?

This payroll update course will cover the following areas:

  • The CJRS: Which organisations and employees are in scope, how to designate employees as furloughed, how to calculate and reclaim furlough pay plus all the tricky extra considerations this new type of paid absence brings with it such as interaction with other statutory leave, holidays, pensions and salary sacrifice
  • Coronavirus SSP: What are the new rules in respect to paying and reclaiming SSP in respect to coronavirus?
  • Workers’ rights: Changes to holiday pay and terms and conditions from April 2020.
  • Off payroll working: Since April 2017, public sector employers have had to put a new type of payee on the payroll: a ‘deemed worker’ which could be any of the contractors/consultants you’ve been working with for years or might use in the future. This been delayed until April 2021 in the private sector but that won’t leave a lot of time to prepare once we are through the coronavirus upheaval. 
  • Employment Allowance: If you are you still able to claim it from April 2021, do you understand the restrictions on eligibility?
  • NI exemption for veterans: From April 2021 employees will be incentivised to recruit veterans from the Armed Forces.
  • Statutory payments: Bereavement pay and leave from April 2020, National Minimum Wage changes and compliance issues and neonatal pay and leave from April 2021.
  • Benefits and expenses: Current issues in benefits’ provision - changes to company car tax from April 2020, the impact of working from home on benefits in kind.
  • Pensions: An update of recent and future developments in workplace pension provision.

Who should attend?

The course is crucial for people with any Payroll or HR responsibility within their company. Whether you run your payroll in-house or outsource it to an agent – you will benefit a great deal from attending this course.

If you outsource your payroll, this course will help you ensure that you are getting good value for money from your agent and also make you aware of any changes that still need to be implemented by employers rather than their agents.

It is also perfect for the payroll agents themselves, who are looking to ensure that the payroll service they are providing for their clients is fully compliant.

The course assumes some prior understanding of payroll or HR. If you do not have this, you may wish to consider our full-day course The Essentials of UK Payroll Processing before attending this course.

Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance

Course presenters

  • Jo Marshall

    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.

  • Kate Upcraft

    Kate is a renowned conference speaker and writer on legislative issues, including tax and National Insurance, benefits and the whole range of employer compliance responsibilities. She undertakes consultancy work with employers, assisting them with topics such as payroll health checks, RTI and auto-enrolment, systems selection and departmental re-engineering.

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