Wondering how we can update you if the Budget hasn’t been announced yet?

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. If you book and attend this course before the 29 May 2020, once the Budget has taken place we will send you a summary fact sheet and an update webcast on all the changes that the Budget has brought with it. So really, there is no excuse to put off updating your knowledge especially when you consider that there are 174 pieces of legislation that affect payroll.

Payroll legislation is constantly changing and this essential update course covers the latest legislation, case law, and all the proposed future changes that will affect the payroll industry. With that in mind, this course is updated every seven days with very few exceptions and is the most up to date course that covers the ever-changing payroll environment.

It’s your chance to network with like-minded individuals, industry experts and earn your CPD points. If you only attend one payroll training course this year, make it this one.

Please note: Materials for this course will be made available via an online platform, however a selection of these materials will need to be printed off and brought with you on the day.

Log in details for the online platform will be sent to you ten days before the course start date.

If you have any problems or questions, please email admin@cipp.org.uk.

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Why you should attend

Attending this update course will give you the latest legislation, case law and all the proposed future changes, so you can walk away confidently knowing your knowledge is up to date.


This course is designed to keep anyone with payroll responsibility up to date on recent and proposed changes that will need to be implemented within their organisations to remain compliant.


The course is perfect for the more senior members of the payroll team (payroll managers, supervisors and team leaders), providing them with details of all recent and proposed legislative changes to ensure their organisation remains compliant. 

What you will learn

To ensure those with payroll responsibility remain up to date with recent and future changes in tax, National Insurance contributions (NICs), statutory payments and deductions, along with other key areas of concern for the Payroll Department such as pensions, expenses and benefits and changes to employment rights.

This training course represents the single best opportunity to be briefed and updated on current changes, future changes and their implications.

  • Identify key parameters for the current tax year for income tax, NICs, statutory payments and pensions
  • Identify recent Pay as You Earn (PAYE) process changes that can affect payroll processing
  • Locate appropriate guidance and resources on essential websites such as GOV.UK and ACAS
  • Be aware of current and future statutory and procedural changes that affect payroll and related HR processes
  • Consider the implications of such changes in their organisation


Course content

Income tax and National Insurance

  • Tax and NI contributions
    • Personal allowances for 2019-20
    • Rates, bands and thresholds for 2019-20
    • Contributions
    • Tax code uplifts and emergency tax codes for 2019-20
  • Scottish income tax rates and thresholds for 2019-20
  • Welsh income tax from April 2019

Operating Pay As You Earn (PAYE)

  • Real Time Information (RTI) penalties
  • Changes in the RTI submissions for 2019-20
  • End of the Earlier Year Update submission
  • Payslip changes for 2019-20
  • Changes to the treatment of termination payments

Statutory pay and leave

  • SSP rates for 2019-20
  • SMP, SAP, SPP and ShPP rates for 2019-20
  • New statutory parental bereavement leave and pay
  • Proposed SSP reform

Statutory deductions

  • Student Loan Deduction thresholds for 2019-20
  • New PostGraduate Loan (PGL) deductions
  • Expansion of Student Loan Deductions
  • Court Orders and other attachment orders
  • Apprenticeship Levy rate and allowance for 2019-20
  • Changes for English apprenticeship funding
  • GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
  • CEO pay ratio reporting
  • Consultation on Ethnicity pay reporting

Expenses and benefits

  • Transitional arrangements for OpRA rule changes
  • Voluntary payrolling of benefits
  • Company cars including
    • Car benefit figures for 2019-20 and future changes
    • Diesel supplement changes
    • Latest advisory fuel and electricity rates
  • Van and fuel benefit figures for 2019-20
  • Latest statutory exemption changes
  • Tax-Free Childcare and the closure of Employer Supported Childcare


  • Increasing the State Pension Age
  • Annual and lifetime allowances
  • Automatic enrolment, ongoing duties and re-enrolment
  • Pensions dashboard and other guidance changes

Employment rights and other matters

  • National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates from April 2019
  • Holiday pay and leave case law
    • What to include in holiday pay
  • Government consultations following the Taylor Review into Modern Working Practices
    • Employment status
    • Transparency in the labour market
    • Agency workers
    • Enforcement of employment rights
  • Proposals to extend redundancy protection

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

Prior learning required

This course is not designed for those new to payroll. You need to have a working/operational knowledge in either a payroll or HR capacity, ideally (though not essentially) at supervisor level or above. The following courses would be useful before attending; Payroll Technician Certificate, introduction to PAYE and NICs, introduction to statutory payments and essential additions to payroll basics.

Continuing your learning

CEO pay ratios reporting
The Government has introduced legislation requiring listed companies to disclose figures and narrative about the ratios between the pay of their CEOs and that of average employees. 

This new requirement requires the collaboration of payroll, HR and finance professionals. This online course delves in more detail than the brief outline provided on payroll and HR legislation Update, enabling delegates to begin preparations and to calculate the ratios using recent data so organisations can ensure compliance and prepare themselves for the inevitable spotlight that will be shone on the published data.


50% off payroll and HR legislation update course for CIPP members

  • Payment must have been received for membership to qualify for 50% discount
  • 50% discount applies to public course bookings for the payroll and HR legislation update course
  • Discount is available to CIPP members only and is non-transferable
    • Affiliate
    • Associate
    • Full
    • Fellow
    • Chartered
  • Payroll and HR legislation update must be booked and attended during the membership year
  • Affiliate members will need to email us to book their place

Delayed budget offer

If you book a Payroll and HR legislation update course and attend it between 3 February 2020 and 29 May, you will receive a complimentary copy of The CIPP 2020 Budget Summary and access to The CIPP response to the budget webcast.

Further terms and conditions apply to this offer:

  • Applies to the Payroll and HR legislation update course listed and advertised on the CIPP training course page only, except for online training courses and CIPP qualifications.
  • Cannot be applied retrospectively to courses which ran before February 2020, nor post May 2020
  • Has no cash value and cannot be offset against any other CIPP product or service
  • The CIPP reserves the right to cancel or withdraw the offer without notice
  • All other CIPP terms and conditions of booking apply

Terms and conditions apply and can be found here.