website key info icon.png   Duration: 6 hours
  Delivery: Face-to-face
  CPD: 6 points
  Note: Training course starts at 9:30am 

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 is delivered in conjunction with our partners at The Payroll Centre and covers all the latest changes in payroll and HR legislation, guidance and information.


Why you should attend

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 will learn

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 UK Budget for 2022

  • The general Budget update
  • What the budget means to payroll

Company response to COVID-19

  • COVID-19 support statistics
  • Sickness, absence and isolation
  • Schemes supporting employees
  • Staff technology and support in the “New World” for home working

Working from home abroad

  • The new normal – a review of the rules and regulations for staff remaining abroad

Income tax

  • Tax and Allowances in England and Northern Ireland
    • Codes, allowances, bands and thresholds
  • Scottish Income Tax (SIT)
    • Codes, allowances, bands and thresholds
    • Includes Scottish Arrestment's
  • Welsh Income Tax (WRIT)
    • Codes, allowances, bands and thresholds
    • Includes Welsh Arrestment's
  • Future Tax Expectations

Childcare and Childcare Vouchers in the UK

Salary sacrifice and flexible benefits

  • Revisiting Salary Sacrifice, its rules and value
  • The value and rules of legacy and OpRA arrangements
  • EV car schemes
  • The Holiday Workshop part 1
  • Understanding leave and entitlement

National Insurance

  • UK rates and thresholds
  • Use of the employment allowance
  • National Insurance Holidays
  • Veterans
  • Freeports
  • The Health and Social Care Levy

Real Time Information

  • UK bank holidays
  • Updates, changes and best practice
  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting
  • Changes to HMRC forms and outputs
  • Impacts of changes to RTI
  • Changes to the FPS
  • Changes to the EPS

The holiday workshop part 2

  • Understanding and calculating holiday pay

Statutory payments

  • Employment Law Payments and Awards
  • Great Britain
  • Northern Ireland
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) – rates and tables
  • Changes to Sickness and Absence
  • Sickness and Parental consultations
  • Parental payments and tables
  • Updates to Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay and Neo-natal Leave and Pay

The Employment Bill 2022

  • A breakdown of what’s in and what could be included

National Minimum Wage

  • Changes to age bandings and rates
  • Checks and controls – how do you audit minimum wage
  • Deductions from pay
  • Where its wrong – reasons for failure
  • Other considerations and what’s not in
  • The Voluntary Living Wage

Student and postgraduate loans

  • New Rates 2022/23
  • Student loans – future plans

Expenses and benefits

  • Deadlines and returns
  • What’s what – A review of benefits in 2022
  • Payrolling benefits
  • Loans
  • Company cars
  • Electric car charging
  • Car rates and changes
  • Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles and WLTP
  • Future expectations around fuel and the environment
  • Company van rates and charges


  • 2022 changes
  • The annual and lifetime allowance
  • Auto enrolment and re-enrolment update
  • State pension age and retirement
  • The Pensions Act
  • Future changes

Prior learning required

No prior experience required

Continuing your learning

Casual workers and holiday pay webinar
Since the Supreme Court ruled that accrual rates such as 12.07% cannot be used to calculate annual leave, it is more essential than ever that anyone in charge of administering holiday leave and pay understands these complex rules. This short webinar focuses on how employers can ensure compliance when paying workers with no normal hours of work such as casual workers, part year workers and workers on zero hours contracts.

Overpayments recovery workshop
The overpayment of remuneration to employees can occur for many reasons. The rules governing the right to reclaim overpayments are complex and must be managed with caution. 

This course clarifies the impact of relevant case law and statutes and identifies the practical considerations for reclaiming overpayments using group discussions and exercises to create an interactive learning environment. From this, you will be able to devise best practices to take to your organisation for managing overpayments effectively and correctly and minimise the risk of them arising.