If you only attend one payroll training course a year, make it this one. Payroll legislation is constantly changing and this essential update course covers the latest legislation, case law and all the proposed future changes. The payroll and HR legislation update is constantly updated to reflect the changes to payroll and HR in the UK. In addition to the learning and in-depth training materials provided on the day, attendance at this course will also provide you with six months membership of the CIPP* which includes:

  • Daily or weekly email updates on developments and changes to legislation and other industry news
  • Access to the CIPP's Advisory Service helpline, on hand to answer any technical payroll queries that you may have as they arise
  • Access to My CIPP members area of the website providing:
    • The CIPPs membership magazine, Professional in Payroll, Pensions and Reward
    • Webcasts on changes to legislation on topics such as the apprenticeship levy and gender pay gap reporting; as well as an update from the CIPP policy team following the Chancellor’s budget

*if not already a member.

Who is this course aimed at?

The payroll and HR legislation update is designed to keep anyone with payroll responsibility up to date on the recent and proposed changes that they will need to implement within their organisations to remain compliant.

This course is perfect for payroll managers, supervisors and team leaders to assist them to keep up to date on recent and proposed legislation changes to ensure their organisation is compliant.

What will I learn?

This unique course will build your expertise and confidence as you will receive detailed explanations and practical information about recent, current and proposed changes in tax, NICs, employment law, deductions and statutory payments.

This course also analyses the impact of the changes on employees, the employer, third parties and the various departments. This training course represents the single best opportunity to be briefed and updated about current changes, future changes and their implications.


Course content

Income tax and National Insurance

  • Tax and NI including rates and thresholds for 2017-18
    • Personal allowances
    • Tax code update
  • Scottish and Welsh Income Tax
  • Employment Allowance changes
    • Amount available for 2017-18
    • Penalties for hiring illegal workers
  • The future of integrating Tax and National Insurance

Real Time Information (RTI)

  • Penalties and how to avoid them
  • 2017-18 changes to the Full Payment Submission (FPS)
  • 2017-18 changes to the Employer Payment Summary (EPS)
  • HMRC guidance for EPS payment dates

Optional remuneration arrangements

  • Tax-Free Childcare and the end of Employer Supported Childcare
  • Restrictions to tax and NICs advantages
    • Types of arrangements
    • Benefits exempted
    • Transitional arrangements
    • Impact of changes

Statutory Payments and Leave

  • SSP rates for 2017-18
  • SMP, SAP, SPP and ShPP rates for 2017-18
  • Shared Parental Leave and Pay – the future

Other payroll and HR matters

  • Expansion of Student Loan deductions
  • National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates from April 2017
  • Court Orders and other earnings attachments
  • Latest ruling re Child Care Vouchers during Maternity Leave
  • Final changes to the Finance Act 2017
  • General Data Protection Regulation

The Apprenticeship Levy and how it affects you

  • Employers who are liable
  • Companies with multiple PAYE schemes
  • How is the apprenticeship levy calculated
  • Apprenticeship levy allowance
  • Reporting and paying the levy
  • How the levy is distributed across the UK
  • Paying for English apprenticeships

Expenses and benefits

  • Voluntary payrolling of benefits
  • Company cars including
    • Changes to car benefit charge from 2016 to 2020
    • Fuel benefit changes
    • Latest Advisory Fuel Rates
  • Van and fuel benefits
  • Latest statutory exemption changes


  • State pension reform
    • The new single tier pension
  • Increasing the State Pension Age
  • Annual and lifetime allowances
  • Automatic enrolment and re-enrolment
  • New caps on early exit charges for pension freedoms

Changes to employment rights

  • What should be included in holiday pay
    • Case law on holiday pay
      • Performance related payments
      • Commission
      • Overtime
  • Changes to Employee Shareholder Status
  • Other payroll and HR matters

Gender Pay Gap and Reporting

  • Employers who have to comply to this legislation
  • Impact of snapshot date
  • What has to be reported?
    • Mean and median pay gap and bonus
    • Proportions of men and of women receiving bonus
    • Proportions of men and women in each quartile

Course content subject to change to reflect topicality and urgency of issues.

Course aims

On completion, delegates should:

  • Be aware of the legislation changes that affect payroll, whether now or in the future
  • Understand implications of such changes

Pricing and booking information

Terms and conditions apply and can be found here.

For more information please email admin@cipp.org.uk or call us on 0121 712 1063.

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