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Everything you need to keep your payroll compliant

Join over 20,000+ Payroll & HR professionals in The Payroll Centre's bestselling course!

This Payroll and HR Annual Update course is attended by more payroll professionals than any other payroll training course and is an essential annual staple for payroll and HR professionals. Over 90% of delegates attending rebook for the following year to keep themselves and their companies compliant with the ever-changing legislation.

The course programme constantly evolves to cover the latest legislation, case law, and proposals for change, leaving you confident that your business remains compliant.

Public Face-to-Face Payroll & HR updates include:

  • CPD certificated 6-hour Payroll Update course
  • Comprehensive hardcopy Payroll Update course manual
  • 12-months payroll helpdesk support
  • 90-days online access to the Payroll Update course manual
  • All hospitality during the day

Virtual Payroll & HR updates include:

  • Access to our online Payroll & HR on-demand course
  • CPD certificated 6-hour Payroll Update course
  • 12-months payroll helpdesk support
  • The definitive Payroll & HR Legislation Update manual
  • A 1-2-1 call with one of our Payroll tutors to ask any questions you have
  • Opportunity to attend a live online Payroll Update delivered by one of our Payroll tutors

Courses Overview

Duration: 1 day / On-demand Price: £637+VAT CPD: 6 hours certificate

Who will it benefit?

The course is ideal if you have a day-to-day responsibility for any aspect of payroll or HR where it is critical to understand how changes to practice and legislation impact your operations.

It is suitable for professionals running payrolls of any size within the UK and those professionals developing HR policies.

What you'll achieve?

On completion of this annual course you will be completely up-to-date with current UK payroll and HR practices and legislation.

You will be confident of your ability to process compliant payrolls and be able to deal with queries from colleagues who deal with HR, pensions, rewards and benefits .

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.

Due to continually changing legislation, following completion of the course, delegates are provided with web access to regularly updated course notes to ensure continued support after the course.

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Payroll Update 2024

The UK Budget and Autumn Statement for 2024

  • The general budget/statement updates
  • What the budget means to payroll
  • How could this year’s election effect payroll?
  • Will there be a spring statement / further changes that will affect payroll and HR?


  • The Brexit Act and its content
  • Understanding the implications of the Retained EU Law
  • What legislation has changed and how it will affect Payroll & HR?
  • Changes and implications to annual leave
  • What’s outstanding and what we can expect

International Updates

  • Key changes to International Processing
  • Home working and Frontier working
  • Changes to the EFTA agreement

Income Tax

  • Tax and Allowances in England and Northern Ireland
    • Codes, Allowances, Bands and Thresholds
  • Scottish Income Tax (SIT)
    • Codes, Allowances, Bands and Thresholds
    • The future path of Scottish Income Tax
  • Welsh Income Tax (WRIT)
    • Codes, Allowances, Bands and Thresholds
    • Welsh plans around change
  • Future Tax Expectations and government plans
  • IR35 updates


  • Updates to the Tax-Free Childcare Choices
  • Childcare Scheme
  • Employer Supported Childcare

Salary Sacrifice and Flexible Benefits

  • Unravelling Salary Sacrifice, its rules and value
  • The value and rules of legacy and OpRA arrangements
    • Revisiting the rules and application of Opra
  • Employer EV Leasing Schemes

National Insurance

  • UK Rates and Thresholds including changes announced for 2023/24 and 24/25
  • Use of the Employment Allowance
  • National Insurance Holidays – updates and best practice
    • The future of Investment Zones, Veterans, and Freeports

Real Time Information and the future of Payroll

  • The Starter Checklist
  • Updates, changes and new data requirements for RTI in the future
  • PSA Updates
  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting and other requirements
  • Working from Home
  • Impacts of changes to RTI
  • Changes to the FPS
  • Changes to the EPS
  • The future of payroll – understanding A.I. and RPA in the payroll department

Holiday Pay

  • Backdated Claims and Case Law
  • Holiday pay and the effect of meal allowances
  • New 2024 guidance and ules for irregular hour and part-year workers

Statutory Payments

  • Employment Law Payments and Awards
    • Great Britain
    • Northern Ireland
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) – rates and tables
  • Changes to Sickness and Absence including FIT notes
  • Parental payments and tables
    • Confirmed Parental Pay changes and new requirements
  • Updates to other forms of leave
    • Paternity
    • Shared Leave and Pay
    • Neonatal
    • Carers Leave

Student and Postgraduate Loans

  • New Rates 2024/25
  • Student Loans – Future Plans including plan 5 in place
  • Loan overpayment management

Employment Changes

  • Flexible Working
  • Tipa and Gratuities
  • Working from home

National Minimum Wage

  • Changes to Age bandings and Rates
  • Changes to Compliance
  • The Voluntary Living Wage / the Real Living Wage

Expenses and Benefits

  • Deadlines and changes / rules on returns – Payrolling Benefits
  • Relevant Motoring Expenditure – recent case law and outcomes
  • Mileage Rates
  • Home Charging for Company Cars
  • Loans
  • Company Cars
  • Car Rates and Changes
  • Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles and WLTP
  • Future expectations around fuel and the environment
  • Company Van rates and charges


  • State Pension payments
  • The Annual and Lifetime Allowance
  • Auto Enrolment and Re-Enrolment Update
    • The Auto-enrolment changes and timelines
  • State Pension Age and Retirement
  • TPR digitization and what it means to NPA and RAS arrangements

"I've booked the HR and Payroll Update course most years and during roles with at least 3 different employers. One thing remains the same; a course that is relevant, well delivered and enjoyable and that is key when trying to retain the many pieces of legislation changes to which payroll professionals are exposed."

Tracy Hinton
HR & Payroll Manager at Stemcor

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