The introduction to payroll course is ideal for those new to payroll that require training on the fundamental elements of payroll processing, such as calculating deductions from pay.

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Who is this course aimed at?

The introduction to payroll course is ideal for those new to payroll that require training on the fundamental elements of payroll processing, such as calculating deductions from pay. It is also a fantastic course for those that have been out of the industry for a while and are looking for a comprehensive refresher.

What will I learn?

It covers the core payroll skills required to administer the payroll function, such as calculation of gross pay and statutory deductions. It provides a good knowledge base in areas which may not come up every pay period, but can cause confusion when they do, such as court orders, student loans and processing starters and leavers. It also gives an understanding of the interaction between payroll and other internal and external bodies.

Course content

  • Introduction
    • Glossary of terminologies
    • Key forms and dates
  • Basic payroll obligations
    • Pay statement
    • Contracts of employment
  • The gross to net process
    • Build up to gross pay
    • National Insurance
    • Income tax
    • Pensions
    • Attachment orders
    • Voluntary deductions
    • Student Loan Deductions
    • Other statutory deductions
  • Earnings
    • What counts as earnings
    • Benefits in kind
    • Payment/earnings period
  • Deductions
    • Employment Rights Act 1996
    • Types of deductions
  • Starters and leavers
    • Leavers statement
  • Payrolling benefits
    • Benefits that can/cannot be payrolled
    • Calculating values
  • HMRC remittances
    • Reconciliations
    • When and how to make payments
  • Real time information (RTI) reporting
    • Electronic returns
    • Deadline
  • End of year obligations
    • Returns to be filed
    • Processes for changes following year end
  • Penalties and fines
    • Key issues

Course aims

On completion of this comprehensive two day course, delegates should be able to:

  • Manually calculate the gross to net function demonstrating a broad knowledge of payroll and statutory obligations, including real time information reporting
  • Correctly handle starter and leaver payments
  • Minimise the potential risk for offences and penalties

Booking information

The CIPP offer discounts for registered charities on all 1 and 2 day short courses (excluding Irish and International short courses) and 1 day conferences. These discounts will be applied at the time of invoicing. For more information please email admin@cipp.org.uk or call us on 0121 712 1000. 

Closing date for bookings is one week prior to the course date.