Correction to Starter Checklist amendments for Student Loan plan types

04 December 2015

On 23 November we published text supplied by HMRC’s Software Developers Support Team (SDST) which will replace the student loan question in the current starter checklist.

SDST has alerted us to a small error in their text within question 4. It should read “…on or after 1 September 2012.” Revised text is below and our original news piece has also been revised.

The Starter Checklist for 2016/2017 is to be amended to allow for the Plan 1 and 2 student loan repayment types coming into effect in April 2016. The following text will replace the student loan question in the current starter checklist.

1. I have a Student Loan which is not fully repaid

Yes X   No X

If you answer yes to statement 1, please go on to statement 2.

2. I am repaying my Student Loan direct to the Student Loan Company by agreed monthly payments and my employer shouldn't deduct loan repayments from my pay.

Yes X   No X

If you answered yes to statement 2, you do not need to answer statements 3 or 4.

3. I have a Plan 1 Student Loan

Yes X   No X

You will have a Plan 1 Student Loan if:

You lived in Scotland or Northern Ireland when you started your course, or

You lived in England or Wales and started your course before 1 Sept 2012.

4. I have a Plan 2 Student Loan

Yes X   No X

You will have a Plan 2 Student Loan if:

You lived in England or Wales and started your course on or after 1 September 2012.

5. I finished my studies before the last 6 April

Yes X   No X