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In-house payroll training built for your needs

Our in-house payroll training is dedicated to the specific needs of your business, you build a bespoke payroll training course that covers your exact areas of interest and our expert tutors deliver it at your premises when you want. This facilitates an improved learning experience for delegates as they can discuss real business issues confidentially with our experts.

Choose topics, covering 6 hours for each day of tuition, from the course content selector. The course is run at your organisation’s location and the tutor will contact you before the session to discuss your requirements and make sure they are covered on your bespoke training day.

In addition, any of our standard courses can be run as in-house options, additional delegates can be added at £86 + VAT per delegate.

Courses Overview

Duration: 1 day Price: £1,294+VAT CPD: 6 hours certificate

Who will it benefit?

Companies that want to book more than 4 people onto a HR & Payroll Update course would benefit from the cost savings of running an in-house course.

All delegates benefit from receiving training targeted to their individual needs.

What you'll achieve?

On completion of this course you will have a team capable of addressing the specific payroll issues faced by your business and completely up-to-date with current UK payroll and HR practices and legislation.


Course Content

The course programme constantly evolves to cover the latest legislation, case law and proposals for change, leaving you confident that your business remains compliant. Choose your topics, covering 6 hours for each day of tuition from the course content below.

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  • Calculating paid annual leave entitlement in a variety of special circumstances (2 hours)
    • Statutory entitlement
    • Pro-rating for new starters and leavers
    • Dealing with part-timers
    • Entitlement while on statutory leave or sick
    • Carrying forward untaken holiday, including the latest European case law
  • Pensions and auto-enrolment (3 hours)
    • State pension reforms
    • Criteria for qualifying pension schemes
    • Employer obligations
    • Assessing the workforce - Entitled Workers and Jobholders
    • Postponement
    • Opting in and opting out
    • Auto-re-enrolment
    • Penalties and compliance
    • All including an update on the reforms introduced by the Pensions Act 2014
  • PAYE settlement agreements (1 hour)
    • What are they and when could they be used at your organisation?
    • The restrictions applied by HMRC: - minor - irregular - impractical
    • Record-keeping requirements
    • How to arrange one
    • How to calculate the tax and NI liability using practical examples
  • Expenses after the demise of Dispensations (3 hours)
    • Dispensations are redundant from April 2016
    • Employers effectively “self-dispensate”
    • What this means for employers
    • Are expenses policies compliant
    • A detailed review of what are allowable and not allowable:
      • Working lunches
      • Difference between ordinary commuting and allowable travel
      • Round sum allowances
      • Hotel costs including Personal Incidental Expenses
      • HMRC advisory mileage rates and employer provided cars
  • Statutory exemptions from tax and NI (1 hour)
    • Can we help you reduce your expenses and benefits administration even further by using one of the existing Statutory Exemptions?
    • What are they? (There are many more than you think)
    • Their relevance to Salary Sacrifice schemes
    • Most common exemptions and their rules such as:
      • Long service awards
      • Mobile telephones
      • Pool cars
      • Personal incidental expenses (PIEs)
      • Beneficial loans
      • Childcare vouchers
      • Reducing the fuel benefit charge
      • Relocation expenses etc.
  • Benefits in kind and the Tax and NI implications (1 hour)
    • How to define a benefit in kind
    • Is there a Class 1 or 1A NI liability?
    • The relevance of corporate credit cards to the discussion
  • Benefits during maternity leave (1 hour)
    • What do employers need to continue to provide employees on maternity or adoption leave?
    • What is the difference between Ordinary and Additional leave?
    • Cash or non-cash benefits
    • What about pension contributions and rights?
    • The impact of salary sacrifice
    • What about Childcare Vouchers?
  • Statutory Sick Pay (1 hour)
  • The basics of SSP in only one hour
    • Periods of incapacity for work
    • Qualifying days
    • Waiting days
    • Linking
  • Rates of SSP
  • No entitlement and the SSP1
  • Record-keeping requirements
  • An introduction to paternity leave and pay (0.5 hours)
  • Ordinary paternity leave and pay:
    • Entitlement rules including evidence
    • Calculating pay
    • Recovery
    • What to do if there is no entitlement
  • An introduction to maternity leave and pay (2.5 hours)
  • Maternity leave:
    • Entitlement rules
    • Keeping in Touch (KIT) days
    • Entitlement to benefits
  • Statutory Maternity Pay:
    • Entitlement rules
    • Calculating pay
    • The ‘Alabaster’ rules on recalculation
    • Recovery
    • What to do if there is no entitlement
  • Shared Parental Leave and Pay (3 hours)
    • The right to attend ante-natal or pre-adoption appointments?
    • Eligibility for shared parental leave – the 26 week rule
    • Notification required for shared parental leave
    • How much leave can be shared
    • Evidence required
    • Managing the leave taken
    • How flexible does an employer have to be?
    • Level of pay
    • Employee protection
    • Right to return
    • How does the legislation fit in with occupational schemes?
    • Redundancy whilst on Shared Parental Leave
    • Shared Parental Leave In Touch (SPLIT) days
    • Impact on your current policies and procedures at the workplace
    • Impact on salary sacrifice arrangements
  • An introduction to adoption leave and pay (1.5 hours)
    • Adoption leave: - Entitlement rules - Entitlement to benefits
    • Statutory Adoption Pay:
      • Entitlement rules
      • Calculating pay
      • The effect of ‘Alabaster’ on the recalculations of average earnings
      • Recovery
      • What to do if there is no entitlement
  • Salary sacrifice (1 hour)
    • What is salary sacrifice?
    • What makes a salary sacrifice acceptable to HMRC?
    • The contractual change
    • Effect or not on overtime, pensionable pay and salary reviews
    • Lifestyle changes
    • Benefits and pitfalls of salary sacrifice
    • Salary sacrifice and statutory leave
    • OpRA
    • Common types of schemes:
      • Childcare
      • Pensions
      • Cycles
  • Parental leave and time off for dependents (0.5 hours)
    • Service requirements
    • Entitlements
    • Payments
  • Termination payments – an overview (2 hours)
    • TEPA Section 62, 394, 225 or 403, the sequence to determine tax liability
    • Common payments:
      • Redundancy
      • Pay in lieu of notice
      • Garden leave
      • Compromise agreements
      • Restrictive covenants
      • Golden handshakes
    • Reporting requirements
  • Student loan deductions (0.5 hours)
    • Instructions to commence deductions
    • Instructions to stop deductions
    • Deduction procedures
    • What to do if court orders are in place
  • An introduction to court orders (2 hours)
    • Different types of court orders
    • How deductions are made
    • Priorities if more than one order is held
  • Deductions from pay (0.5 hours)
    • The Employment Rights Act 1996
    • Lawful and unlawful deductions
      • Statutory
      • Contractual
      • Prior written authority
    • How does Auto-Enrolment impact the legality of the deductions?
    • Correcting mistakes
    • Complaints to a tribunal
    • Recent case law
  • Working with Real Time Information (RTI) (2 hours)
    • The returns:
      • Full Payment Summary
      • Employer Payment Submission
      • NI Number Verification Request
      • Earlier Year Update
    • Procedures for starters and leavers
    • Changes to personal information
    • Procedures for year end
  • Overview of PAYE (2 hours)
    • Tax codes
    • Cumulative pay v week1/month1 process
    • The Pay Adjustment
    • The tax bands and rates
    • Simple calculations
  • Overview of NI (2 hours)
    • The National Insurance number
    • The National Insurance categories and table letters
    • The five NI thresholds
    • Simple to understand calculations using the exact percentage method
  • Payroll procedures manual (1.5 hours)
    • Every payroll department needs a contingency plan and the payroll procedures manual is a large part of this plan
  • P11D hotspots (2.0 hours)
    • Employer-provided cars and vans
    • Mileage records
    • Travel and Subsistence
    • Home workers
    • Official interest rates
    • Professional subscriptions
    • Childcare voucher provision
  • New approach to compliance checks (1 hour)
    • HMRC guidance
    • Key features of new approach
    • New powers
    • The key areas of risk in compliance visits
  • Employment status (1 hour)
    • HMRC approach to Employment Status
    • Employed v self-employed
    • Temporary agency workers
    • Workers’ rights
    • Cost of getting it wrong
  • Fraud and disaster prevention (1.5 hours)
    • Auditing procedures
    • Disaster prevention
    • Planning the unexpected
    • Risk assessment

"I have attended many of The Learn Centre’s training courses in recent years. They are always of the highest professional standard and deliver updates on complicated HR and Payroll legislation, but in an easy to understand format. I would gladly recommend The Learn Centre to any potential client who is looking for HR & Payroll training courses, bespoke in-house training or expert advice."

Michael Stevenson
Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

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