Archive for the ‘Payroll’ Category

HM Revenue & Customs update for Employers

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued an alert to employers with 50 or more employees - important PAYE changes come into effect in April 2009, so employers are urged to make sure that they’re ready for them.

From 6 April 2009, employers with 50+ employees must send their employee starter and leaver information - P45s, P46s and P46(Pen) for pensions online. Failure to do so could result in a penalty.

Forms are filed online using HMRC’s PAYE Online for Employers service, which employers must first register with at Once registered, there are several ways to file:

  • HMRC’s free ‘Online Returns and Forms - PAYE’ service;
  • Commercial payroll software; or
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) - a secure phone line suitable for large numbers of forms.

Alternatively, a payroll agent or bureau can file it on behalf of employers.

IPP payroll and pensions excellence awards 2009.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The IPP Payroll and Pensions Excellence Awards Ceremony is to take pplace Wednesday 16 September 2009 at the Alton Towers Conference Centre, Staffordshire.

Recognising the hard work and achievements of individuals, teams and organisations is important within any industry, especially payroll and pensions which are usually ignored.

Show your support and raise the profile of the profession by nominating yourself, your colleagues, team, clients, suppliers and organisations.  And come along in September to celebrate the industries BIGGEST achievers.

If you don’t SHOUT about your success, how can you expect anyone else to?

The categories available for nomination are:

  • The IPP Practitioner of the Year
  • The IPP Manager of the Year
  • The IPP Innovation Award
  • The IPP Employer of the Year
  • The IPP Team of the Year
  • The IPP Payroll Service Provider of the Year - less than 300 clients
  • The IPP Payroll Service Provider of the Year - 301 clients or more

UK payroll profession braces itself for a revolution

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Often, training is not on the top of the things to think about.

On top of concerns about managing a the workload, most courses aren’t cheap. And, when the pressure increases at in our daily jobs, it can be almost impossible to find a healthy work versus life versus study balance. But, a new scheme from the Institute of Payroll Professionals is changing that equation.

It’s called, ‘Don’t Pass Don’t Pay’, and is being described as the risk free way to gain a payroll qualification. In short, it provides its students with something of a safety net.

On their website, the Institute of Payroll Professions say:

The principle is simple, if you dont pass the course, then you don’t pay for it but the effect it can have in the payroll revolution is enormous! How much easier will it be for you to get your employer’s sponsorship for your payroll qualification if they have the guarantee that you pass or they get their money back?

And with employer’s willing to sponsor you for your qualification, they are more likely to notice the payroll function and its benefit to the organisation. Career development: qualifications enhance your career prospects - you’ll gain respect for both you and your profession.

Not sure it’s a payroll revolution, but it certainly sounds like a win-win idea to us!