About National Payroll Week

Taking place on the 2-6 September, National Payroll Week was established to raise the profile and awareness of payroll in the UK.

It helps demonstrate the impact the payroll industry has in the UK through the collection of income tax and National Insurance; which is expected to contribute in the region of £301bn* to the UK economy in 2019/20.

It aims to provide payroll professionals with a celebration week to highlight that they do more than just push a button and can benefit organisations through strategic decision making related to overall reward and remuneration.

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.

So, what's going on this National Payroll Week:


Monday 2 September


CIPP Future of Payroll Roundtable - London

  • Hosted by the CIPP, in conjunction with The Payroll Centre and Reward Strategy

CIPP National Payroll Week launch event – The Savoy, London

  • Available to Full, Fellow and Chartered Members of the CIPP

Tuesday 3 September


CIPP inhouse staff event to celebrate National Payroll Week

Thursday 5 September


CIPPs Scottish National Conference – Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

  • Available to all payroll professionals whether you are based in Scotland or not, CIPP members can save £100 off the cost of tickets

CIPP National Payroll Week drinks reception – Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

  • Available to Full, Fellow and Chartered Members, as well as delegates of the Scottish National Conference


Running your own National Payroll Week event? Don’t forget to let us know what you are up to and use #NPW19 to join the conversation and #keepUKpaid

*source: https://obr.uk/download/march-2019-economic-and-fiscal-outlook-supplementary-fiscal-tables-receiptsand-other/