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This course, designed with our Advisory Service, aims to provide experienced payroll practitioners with an update on the latest changes in the area of child-related statutory payments and an insight into some of the most frequent issues and trickier challenges faced in day-to-day practice.

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 [email protected]

Who is this course aimed at?

Experienced payroll practitioners requiring an update on the latest changes in the area of child-related statutory payments and an insight into some of the most frequent issues and trickier challenges faced in day to day practice.

What will I learn?

Since April 2015, child-related statutory payments are available for maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave. Practitioners need to understand the latest changes to these provisions, particularly for shared parental leave and pay, which has introduced new procedural steps for handling how entitlement overlaps with other employers.

The well-established provisions continue to provide challenges in practice, from handling pay increases to understanding ongoing contractual obligations, and case law concerning interaction with other types of absence. This course helps delegates understand the latest changes and how to handle many of these challenges.

Course content

  • Calculating statutory payments
    • Current statutory payment rates
    • Adjustments when rates change
    • Allowances included in calculations
    • Handling pay rises (including Alabaster)
  • Key issues for statutory maternity pay and leave
    • Allowances payable during maternity pay period
    • Benefits in kind during maternity leave
    • Salary sacrifice implications
  • Shared parental leave and pay
    • Overview
    • Procedural issues
  • Other recent changes
    • Partner’s time off for ante-natal appointments
    • Adopters’ time off for adoption meetings
    • Surrogacy situations
    • Unpaid parental leave changes
  • lnteraction with other absences
    • Statutory sick pay
    • Statutory holiday leave

Course aims

On completion, delegates should:

  • Be aware of the latest changes affecting child-related leave and payments
  • Understand how to handle some of the complexities
  • Understand the interaction between various leave types
  • Appreciate the role of case law and best practice

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