Draft New Starter Checklist provided by HMRC

02 July 2020

HMRC has released a draft New Starter Checklist (NSCL) which has been streamlined, and also amended, to reflect the introduction of the new Scottish Student Loan Plan 4, from 6 April 2021.

The form has been developed based on feedback provided from student loan borrowers, who were contacted for their opinions, as the NSCL is completed by new employees who may have a student or postgraduate loan. The relevant teams within HMRC have also been involved in the development of the new form, to ensure that it adheres to Government Digital Service (GDS) standards. Guidance for employers will be published in due course to assist them in the process to follow when they receive a completed NSCL, and to ensure that they deduct the correct Loan or Plan type.

CIPP comment

The Collection of Student Loans Consultation Group would like further feedback on the draft NCSL. The CIPP sits on the consultation group, and would be delighted to cascade the views of payroll professionals in relation to the format of the new form. If you would like to provide any feedback, or have any comments at all, please contact the Policy team, at [email protected].


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