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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
  • 12-months 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 2025

The UK Budget for 2024 - 2025, a new government...

  • The general budget/statement updates – is it a new direction?
  • What’s confirmed as not changing?
  • What the budget mean to payroll?
  • How could this election affect payroll?
  • Confirmation of the Spring Budget


  • The Brexit Act and its further content and change for 2025
  • What legislation has changed and how it will affect Payroll & HR?
  • What’s outstanding, and what we can expect?

International Updates

  • Key changes to International Processing

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
  • Changes to HMRC management of coding and administration


  • Updates to the Tax-Free Childcare Choices and free childcare
  • Employer Supported Childcare

Salary Sacrifice and Flexible Benefits

  • Unravelling Salary Sacrifice, its rules and value
  • Future change and the themes currently being used

National Insurance

  • UK Rates and Thresholds including changes announced
  • With a new government – has the National Insurance direction changed?
  • Use of the Employment Allowance
  • National Insurance savings – 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 including the implementation of mandatory change
    • Payrolling benefits?
  • Changes to the FPS
  • Changes to the EPS
  • The future of payroll and leveraging technology – AI, the Cloud and all things new!

Holiday Pay

  • Updated 2025 guidance
  • A review of changes implemented and future considerations

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 and absence management
    • Getting employees back to work
    • Outstanding consultations
  • Parental payments and tables including maternity and other parental rates
    • Confirmed Parental Pay changes and new requirements
  • Updates to other forms of leave

Student and Postgraduate Loans

  • New Rates 202526
  • Loan overpayment management

Employment Changes

  • Flexible Working and Hybrid working
  • 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

  • Mandatory Payrolling of benefits
    • Guidance and change
    • Planning for 2026
    • Getting ahead of the curve
    • How will the new legislation affect you
  • Deadlines and changes/rules on returns – Payrolling Benefits
  • Relevant Motoring Expenditure – recent case law and outcomes
  • Mileage Rates
  • Loans
  • The electric car situation
  • 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
  • The Pension Dashboard
    • Position, implementation, and live dates
    • What it means to payroll and pension savers

"My team always attends the annual Payroll and HR Update course. Essential information covering often complex legislative changes, always presented by excellent trainers with in depth knowledge of their subject. A 'must attend' course for any serious payroll professional."

Deon Piovesan
Finance and Payroll Manager at Capital City College Group

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