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Statutory Payments - Your Essential Guide

6-hour course  |  6 CPD hours

£329 +VAT per person

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Statutory Payments - Your Essential Guide

6-hour course

Course overview

Correctly administering statutory payments is very important, as 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, parental leave and termination. Errors can result in fines, penalties and issues with employees which could eventually lead to employee tribunal claims. HMRC are continuing to step up their enforcement efforts, so the risk of prosecution and reputational damage is growing.

This practical course explains your legal obligations regarding statutory payments and advises the most effective way to implement them. It will help you 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. Crucially, it will also provide you with answers to many of the practical issues and challenges which commonly arise in businesses when trying to apply the rules. 

Attending this course will give you confidence in your ability to accurately apply the rules and avoid costly errors.

The course covers: sickness, termination and all aspects of parental pay including maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental, parental bereavement, antenatal appointments and parental leave entitlement. 

Who should attend?

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.

What will you learn?

  • Who is entitled to statutory maternity leave and what obligations do we have to the employee during their period of leave?
  • Can an employee extend their period of maternity leave?
  • What is the relationship between maternity leave and annual leave? How does that affect pay?
  • What happens to an employee’s maternity pay if a salary increase takes place during the period of maternity leave?
  • What about statutory paternity leave – who is entitled to it?
  • What should we do if a person does not take the statutory paternity leave to which they are entitled?
  • How does statutory adoption leave differ to statutory maternity leave?
  • What is shared parental leave and what obligations does an employer have to agree to such requests?
  • How is shared parental leave certified and managed?
  • Can male and female employees taking shared parental leave be paid different rates of shared parental pay?
  • How should Keeping in Touch (KIT) days be managed and remunerated?
  • Is every employee entitled to statutory sick pay?
  • What are the typical things that go wrong with sick pay and what should you do to make employees aware of their obligations?
  • What is changing regarding statutory sick pay?
  • Which statutory payments are recoverable from HMRC and how is it done?
  • What should we be aware of when terminating an employee’s contract – what notice is required and what is the employee entitled to in terms of severance pay?
  • What is Post-Employment Notice Pay and how is it calculated?
  • If the employee’s job is redundant, what is their entitlement to statutory redundancy payments and what notice is required?
  • What are the typical penalties that HMRC levy for non-compliance?
  • How should bereavement leave and pay be managed?
  • What is the position regarding grand parental leave?

Extra benefits

  • course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • Copies of the exercises discussed during the presentation 
  • certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided