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Master your Payroll & HR skills with our brand new virtual course

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

This brand new virtual Payroll and HR Annual Update course is perfect to keep payroll and HR professionals up to date with the latest legislation, case law and proposals for change, leaving you confident that your business remains compliant.

You'll get:

  • Access to our online Payroll & HR on-demand course
  • 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

This course includes:

  • The recent changes to Statutory Sick Pay
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Courses Overview

Duration: On-demand video Price: £494+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.

This course also includes:

  • The recent changes to Statutory Sick Pay
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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 2021

The UK Budget 2021

The Impact of COVID-19

  • The Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
  • Other schemes supporting employees
  • Sickness, shielding and supporting
  • Staff technology and Support
  • Other COVID-19 costs and information

The UK’s Exit from Europe – an update

  • The trade deal and what’s it’s impact on business
  • Immigration and Settled Status
  • Travel and Employees working abroad
  • Useful links to support business through Brexit

Income Tax

  • Tax and Allowances in England and Northern Ireland
    • Codes, Allowances, Bands and Thresholds
  • Scottish Income Tax (SIT)
    • Codes, Allowances, Bands and Thresholds
  • Welsh Income Tax (WRIT)
    • Codes, Allowances, Bands and Thresholds
  • Future Tax Expectations

Childcare and Childcare Vouchers in the UK

  • Updates on Childcare Vouchers and other arrangements during the pandemic
  • Childcare vouchers during maternity

Termination Payments

  • What are Termination Payments
  • Types of payment
  • The logical sequence
  • Settlement Agreements and loans
  • Severance Payments
  • Termination Bonuses


  • History Rules and processes
  • Getting it right
  • Understanding the Supply Chain
  • The CEST Tool
  • Preparing for the legislation

OpRA and Salary Sacrifice Update

  • Conditions and transitional arrangements

Short Term Business Visitors

  • 2021 Update

National Insurance

  • UK Rates and Thresholds
  • Changes to the Employment Allowance

Real Time Information

  • UK Bank Holidays
  • Updates, changes and best practice
  • Changes to the Starter Checklist 2021
  • Correct Pay Runs and Payroll ID’s
  • The Earlier Year Update
  • Changes to the FPS
  • Changes to the EPS

Statutory Payments

  • Employment Law Payments and Awards
    • Great Britain
    • Northern Ireland
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) – rates and tables
  • Sickness and Parental consultations
  • Parental payments and tables
  • Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave

National Minimum Wage

  • Ages and Rates
  • Deductions from pay
  • Naming and Shaming
  • Where it's wrong – reasons for failure
  • Other considerations and what’s not in
  • The Voluntary Living Wage

Student and Postgraduate Loans

  • New Rates 2021/22
  • Plan 4 – Scottish Student Loans
  • Student Loans and Pensions

Expenses and Benefits

  • Staff Welfare Counselling
  • 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


  • 2021 Changes
  • The Annual and Lifetime Allowance
  • Auto Enrolment and Re-Enrolment Update
  • State Pension Age and Retirement
  • Future Changes

"When setting up a Shared Service Centre, The Learn Centre played a key role in our award winning Payroll Academy, delivering a blended learning experience combining both classroom based training and an e-learning solution. The course delivery, the training materials and overall learning experience was excellent."

Michael Stevenson
Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

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