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Get to grips with P11D returns

This practical one-day workshop is designed to give you expert knowledge of P11D returns of expenses and benefits. A key aim of the course is to teach you how to avoid the pitfalls of late and incorrect returns, and the costly penalties and fines these can bring. The course will also take you through voluntary payrolling of benefits which in many areas removes the requirement for the P11d process.

This course also covers the significant changes, effective April 2016, relating to dispensations, expense payments, trivial payments and the abolition of P9Ds.

It can either be taken as a stand-alone course or as Day 2 of the Advanced Payroll Technician course which can lead towards Pearson Edexcel / BTEC Advanced Certificate in Payroll Procedures.

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Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

1 Day


Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

CPD 6hrs


Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

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Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



An indispensable course for anyone who collates and records expenses and benefits information, completes or signs the returns or has responsibility for compliance with this constantly changing legislation.

Using a step-by-step approach, the tutor will take you through the P11D form and concentrates on those aspects of P11D reporting that are directly relevant to those attending on the day.

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify what has to be reported on the P11D and P11D(b) returns
  • Determine how the benefit is calculated
  • Appreciate the importance of keeping accurate records throughout the year
  • Understand how to reduce the workload by correct use of statutory exemptions and PAYE Settlement Agreements
  • Understand the implications of the removal of dispensations from April 2016
  • Take away many valuable tips on the subject

Overview of the P11D


  • Timetable and penalties, fines and interest charges
  • Use of alternative forms, software and working sheets
  • The impact of the demise of form P9D from April 2016
  • Voluntary payrolling of benefits:
    • The pros and cons
    • Registration process
    • Payrolling of benefits in action
  • Determining whether a Class 1 or Class 1A NIC liability arises
  • Avoiding the need to make entries on form P11D:
    • Expense payments including changes since April 2016
    • Extra Statutory Concessions (ESCs)
    • Statutory exemptions
    • PAYE Settlement Agreements (PSAs)
    • Taxed Award Schemes (TASs)

Completing the P11D, step-by-step and section-by-section


  • Assets transferred (cars, property, goods or other assets)
  • Payments made on behalf of employees
  • Vouchers or credit cards
  • Living accommodation
  • Mileage allowance payments
  • Cars and car fuel
  • Vans
  • Interest-free and low-interest loans
  • Private medical treatment or insurance
  • Qualifying relocation expenses payments and benefits
  • Services supplied
  • Assets placed at the employee’s disposal
  • Miscellaneous items including
    • Subscriptions and professional fees
    • Canteen facilities
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Long service awards
    • Gifts
  • Expenses payments made to, or on behalf of, the employee, including:
  • Travel and subsistence
  • Personal Incidental Expenditure (PIEs)
  • Entertaining staff and clients

Completing the P11D(b)

  • Determining the benefits-in-kind that attract Class 1A NICs
  • The effect of processing benefits through the payroll
  • Calculating Class 1A liability
  • Timetable, penalties and payments

"I have always found the Learn Centre to be helpful and supportive of not only mine but the team's payroll training needs. The blended learning approach works well for me and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a Payroll training specialist provider not only for online delivery (e-learning) but also face 2 face and in-house. The Payroll Professionals Conference is also a great networking opportunity."

Kresh Veerasamy - Payroll Manager at Cancer Research UK

"Cintra HR & Payroll Services has a long standing relationship with The Learn Centre – they are an absolutely integral part of the payroll community. Their training courses and annual conference are a must for all payroll professionals and not just for up to the minute technical topics: their training really puts payroll and payroll issues into context, taking into account commercial, economic and political influences."

Carsten Staehr - CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

"When setting up a Shared Service Centre, The Learn Centre played a key role in our award winning Payroll Academy, delivering a blended learning experience combining both classroom based training and an e-learning solution. The course delivery, the training materials and overall learning experience was excellent."

Michael Stevenson - Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

"I have attended many of The Learn Centre’s training courses in recent years. They are always of the highest professional standard and deliver updates on complicated HR and Payroll legislation, but in an easy to understand format. I would gladly recommend The Learn Centre to any potential client who is looking for HR & Payroll training courses, bespoke in-house training or expert advice."

Michael Stevenson - Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

"My team always attends the annual Payroll and HR Update course. Essential information covering often complex legislative changes, always presented by excellent trainers with in depth knowledge of their subject. A 'must attend' course for any serious payroll professional."

Deon Piovesan - Finance and Payroll Manager at Westminster Kingsway College

"I've booked the HR and Payroll Update course most years and during roles with at least 3 different employers. One thing remains the same; a course that is relevant, well delivered and enjoyable and that is key when trying to retain the many pieces of legislation changes to which payroll professionals are exposed."

Tracey Hinton - Payroll Manager at Wilson James Limited

"I have used The Learn Centre on a number of occasions and have found it provides a great platform to gain the knowledge required to carry out my job. I started off with the Payroll Technician course and this in-depth learning gave me a great foundation of payroll knowledge to build upon and give me the confidence to progress up the career ladder, well worth it and would certainly recommend, no matter what level you are at there will be a course/qualification that can help you."

Ayman Zagloul - Assistant Payroll Supervisor at Queen's University Belfast

"Payroll may not be the most exciting of topic for some but The Learn Centre really bring it to life - the brilliant networking opportunities with fellow professionals is an added bonus. They cover an amazing range of topics too – if you need to upskill, then The Learn Centre is the organisation to help you do it."

Carsten Staehr - CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

"I have chosen The Learn Centre both for my own knowledge base and in-house training courses for my teams for many years. I have always been extremely impressed with the content of the courses, people engagement and the positive feedback from my staff."

Ann Chesher - Payroll Consultant at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service