Unusual Payroll Setup

26 March 2014

Member Graham Kendall has asked:

I have recently taken over a monthly payroll whilst the previous payroller is on long term sick, it seems there is a mix of hourly paid (paid 4 weekly or 5 weekly for a given month) plus some monthly salaried staff, when I look at this year's payroll details I find that the timesheets for the hourly paid employees start from 13/3/13 which means the work completed is actually in the previous payroll year. OK they have been paid in this payroll year but the work was done in the pervious payroll year, will HMRC have a problem with this?? I would have thought the dates of the work actually done should relate to the relevent payroll year. Any thoughts appreciated.