About National Payroll Week

Taking place on the 6 - 10 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; especially when you consider the £249 billion* paid to the government through income tax and national insurance contributions.

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.

What are the CIPP doing this National Payroll Week:

  • Monday 6 September - TBC
  • Tuesday 7 September - TBC
  • Wednesday 8 September - TBC
  • Thursday 9 September - TBC
  • Friday 10 September - TBC

Running your own National Payroll Week event? Don’t forget to let us know what you are up to and use #NPW20 to join the conversation and #KeepUKPaid

* based on income tax and national insurance contributions as shown on Labour market overview, UK - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk) The data suggests this has fallen by £730,000.