How are payslips changing?

03 April 2019

10 years of results in one place - The CIPP has been conducting research into the long-term trends affecting payroll and payslips since 2008. The policy and research team would like to thank all those who responded, as we would not be able to undertake this research each year without the support and input from our members and the profession.


This annual research looks at the number of people being paid, the frequency with which they are paid, how the payslips are distributed as well as looking at the potential benefits brought about by the use of electronic payslips and the emergence of technology on the payroll profession.


The CIPP payslip statistics spans a period of great change both generally within the UK, including the economic recession and the vote to leave the EU; and more specifically within the payroll industry with the introduction of RTI and automatic enrolment into a workplace pension to name but two.


The report has identified some key findings:

  • Monthly remains the most common frequency
  • Friday continues to be the most common payday
  • Over a third use payslips to deliver other information to employees
  • More than 95% of respondents say they use some form of electronic methods for distributing payslips
  • Plus much more…

We would also like to extend a massive thank you to Datagraphic for supporting this report.


Read the full report here.