Taking place on the 4-8 September, National Payroll Week (NPW) recognises and celebrates not only the impact of payroll on business, but also the contribution that payroll makes to the UK economy.


Please be aware that due to popular demand we have now run out of NPW packs for 2017.

Last year we had over 2,000 organisations celebrating NPW and for 2017 we want to better this and get even more businesses on board. We’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started so get your company involved in becoming part of payrolls biggest celebration.

Please note: packs are only sent out to UK addresses.

Downloadable items will also be available on the website for our international members celebrating National Payroll Week.

Why celebrate National Payroll Week?

  • Payroll contributes £418 million*to the UK economy through the collection of Tax and National Insurance
  • Payroll is the largest expenditure in most UK organisations and therefore should be managed by qualified professionals
  • Payroll can save employees money through salary sacrifice and other arrangements which improves employee motivation and morale.

* based on income tax and national insurance contributions.

What is in your NPW pack

Packs include:

  • Posters and balloons to decorate your office
  • How to get involved through social media #NPW17
  • Themed extras
  • Top tips on getting others involved and how to promote NPW in your office
  • Ideas on celebrating your payroll team

Let’s make 2017 the most successful National Payroll Week yet

Prize draw

This National Payroll Week we are giving away a golden ticket in one of our packs. If the golden ticket is in your pack you will receive a free breakfast and legislation update for you and your payroll team.*

*Terms and conditions apply; breakfast and legislation update must take place during National payroll week and will subject to policy team availability.

Get involved

Run a payroll awareness event: We will invite your local MP to speak at your event. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to engage with other members of the constituency, email us for more information. Please note that we cannot guarantee the attendance of your local MP.

NPW celebrations at your office:  Remind your supervisor that NPW is important, not only to those in your payroll department, but also to everyone in the company. Ensure you take photos of your co-workers celebrating National Payroll Week and send them to npw@cipp.org.uk or tweet @CIPP_UK using #NPW17

Check out your payslip on a coffee and cake break: Encourage employees to visit the payroll department for a friendly chat about how their payslip works. Make use of the CIPP’s payslip tool www.understandingyourpayslip.co.uk to help, it’s the perfect way to improve relations and make people aware of what’s available to them.

Shout about it! Mention NPW on your intranet, email signature, media requests, letterhead, payslips or put an article in your company newsletter.

Information booth: Set up an area in the reception or entrance of your organisation, it’s the ideal place to get noticed. Use the items in your NPW pack to decorate your booth and it’ll be a good opportunity to get people involved and answer any questions.

Decorate: Fill high-traffic areas such as kitchens or receptions with NPW balloons and posters. Make use of the NPW artwork and print off extra versions on our website.

Invite the CIPP along*: We will be happy to come along and speak to your employers and colleagues about the importance of payroll and its impact on the organisation and society. *Subject to availability of speakers

Join in the conversation: Follow the countdown to NPW via the @CIPP_UK Twitter using the #NPW17 or become a ‘Fan of NPW’ via Facebook and add your photos from the week.

Do you think you have what it takes to be featured in the CIPP’s member’s magazine? Show us how you’re celebrating NPW 2017 by sending pictures and 200 words to npw@cipp.org.uk.

Other ideas: Why not try out these suggestions from companies across the UK who got creative celebrating NPW:

  • A quiz
  • Cake stall/baking competition
  • Raffle
  • Staff party
  • Intranet promotions
  • Prize draw
  • NPW bingo

Downloadable content

Share your celebrations

We would love to hear how you make NPW 2017 a success and share your ideas with other members.

Use your social media resources to share how you have celebrated. To view photos, case studies and see how others have celebrated visit our Facebook group and make sure you use #NPW17 on twitter to spread the NPW news.

Let’s make 2017 the most successful National Payroll Week yet.