CIPD survey on proposed changes to payslips

26 September 2017

The CIPD has been running a short survey on proposed changes to payslips. If your organisation pays people by the hour please take a few minutes to provide your views.

The survey from the CIPD will close on Friday 29 September. We appreciate that this doesn’t leave much time for completion, however the survey is short and will only take a couple of minutes of your valuable time. Thank you.

Background

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is reviewing whether it should require employers to include hours and pay for National Minimum Wage purposes on a payslip, as defined by the National Minimum Wage Act. According to the definition in the Act, certain hours (such as hours worked for holiday pay, or rest breaks for hourly-paid workers) and certain pay amounts (such as pay for premium pay uplift, holiday pay or pay for sick leave or maternity leave), would be excluded from hours or pay worked for National Minimum Wage purposes respectively.

The payslips proposal is based on the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC) recommendation in its Spring 2016 report that employers should include in their hourly-paid staff’s payslips the hours each worker is being paid for. The idea behind the LPC’s recommendation is to increase transparency and information provided to workers about how their pay is calculated. BEIS officials are very interested in developing this proposal, and responses will help to identify the best way to do so, and to obtain a better estimate of its business impacts and benefits. The proposal will be implemented across all sectors.