This course will give you an insight into common causes of overpayments and whether you have the right to recover the overpayment with or without the employee’s permission.

Please note: Materials for this course will be made available via an online platform, however a selection of this materials will need to be printed off and brought with you on the day. Login details for the online platform will be sent to you 10 days before the course start date. If you have any problems or questions, please email admin@cipp.org.uk.

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Who is this course aimed at?

Team leaders, supervisors and managers within payroll or HR who are responsible for calculating overpayments and recovering them from an employee’s pay.

What will I learn?

This workshop explains the legal and practical implications of recovering overpayments and gives clear guidance to help employers minimise disputes and avoid the risk of court or employment tribunal action.

The rights of employers under the Employment Rights Act 1996 are fully explained and current case law on the subject is also discussed. Written-off overpayments will be reviewed, as well as when to pursue recovery, the tax and National Insurance contribution (NICs) implications of recovery, and the use of ‘de minimis’ limits.

Course content

  • Documenting recovery procedures
  • Employee rights
  • Overpayment scenarios
  • The legal position
  • Setting ‘de-minimis’ limits
  • Reducing incidents
  • Calculating the overpayment
  • Adjusting tax and NICs
  • Employees who have left the organisation
  • Overpayment of statutory payments
  • Recovery action and court action
  • Case histories
  • Write-off procedures
  • Specimen letters

Course aims

  • On completion, delegates should be able to:
  • Implement overpayment procedures
  • Calculate the gross/net amount owed
  • Make legal recoveries of overpayments
  • Prepare corporate guidance

Booking information

Closing date for bookings is two weeks prior to the course date.

In-house delivery

The CIPP can offer in-house delivery on most training courses.

In-house delivery can be very attractive for organisations as they can train large numbers of employees* at a reduced rate, without the additional associated costs, such as travel and 'lost time'.

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*Minimum number of delegates apply