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Get in depth training all year round

This is the leading payroll update course in the country and is an essential annual staple for payroll and HR professionals. The packed programme constantly evolves to cover the latest legislation, case law and proposals for change, leaving you confident that your business remains compliant.

We have further developed the course this year to give you and your team year-round training and support.

Building from our Constant Compliance subscription, our corporate membership aims to keep your company compliant in the ever-changing world of payroll legislation.

Our approach to memberships is different from others in the industry: we focus on supporting both you and your team with one single membership.

Our corporate memberships, rather than personal memberships, ensure that a full payroll team or associated departments, rather than just individuals, benefits from our payroll expertise in supporting their business.

In addition to you attending the full day Payroll Update Course at a location of your choice, this year we have added several new benefits to support you throughout the year:

  • After you have attended our Payroll Update course you have increased access to the online manual. We have extended your online access to the course manual from 90 days after your course, it now runs from 1 year from the day your subscription is booked, meaning you can have access to course materials before you attend the course and have access to all the monthly updates in the manual.

  • Our payroll helpdesk has been extended to provide you and your team with a direct line through to our payroll tutors and experts. This gives you immediate access to them so they can help you resolve your payroll queries as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • At your desk video training on hot payroll topics. Both you and your colleagues can attend the live broadcasts every month, or if you can’t attend you can view and download training materials on demand at a time that suits you and your team. Monthly training for you and your team on key payroll issues without leaving your desk, as well as having access to the entire archive of materials.

  • Online access to the Employer’s Pay and Benefits Manual for you and your team.

    This comprehensive guide to the subject of benefits and expenses, aimed at Payroll Professionals, HR professionals, Accountants and Tax Managers provides practical guidance to employers and payroll managers to protect, prepare and guide them in relation to accounting for tax and National Insurance contributions during the tax year and reporting and qualifying certain expenses and non-cash benefits after the year end.

  • Your corporate membership also includes a Silver Level subscription to Reward Strategy, previously Payroll World, the only independent magazine covering the full spectrum of the pay and reward sector in print and digital. The print magazine will be delivered to you monthly.

* Face to Face Course Only - Price: £470.00 + VAT

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The ideal course if you have a day-to-day responsibility for any aspect of payroll or HR where it is critical to understand how changes to practice and legislation affect your operations.

At the end of this annual workshop you will be completely up-to-date with current UK payroll and HR practices and legislation.

You will be confident of your ability to process compliant payrolls and be able to deal with queries from colleagues at all levels. In addition, the comprehensive course material you will receive will be an invaluable reference resource throughout the year.

General Updates

  • The Autumn Budget
  • The UK Exit from Europe
    • It's current state and effects

HMRC, Income Tax and National Insurance

  • Tax and NI
    • Tax code update
    • Thresholds and allowances including those from April 2017
    • Personal Allowances
  • Scottish and Welsh Income Tax
  • Tax Free Childcare Schemes
  • Parental Bereavement
  • Termination Payments
  • Simple Assessment
  • IR35 changes
  • Salary Sacrifice and Flexible Benefits including OpRA
  • Making Tax Digital
  • Disguised Remuneration Schemes
  • The Criminal Finance Act
  • NI Thresholds and The Employment Allowance
  • Apprenticeships and the Apprentice Levy
  • The Limitations Act

Real time information

  • 2018 Changes to:
    • FPS and EPS submissions
  • Earlier Year Updates

Statutory Payments and Leave

  • Statutory Employment Law payments
  • SSP rates
  • SMP, SAP, SPP and ShPP rates and thresholds

Other payroll and HR matters

  • National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates
  • Student Loans
  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Expenses & Benefits

  • PSA Settlement Agreements
  • Loans
  • Company cars including:
    • Changes to car benefit charge from 2015 through to 2020
    • Fuel benefit changes
    • Changes to advisory mileage rates
  • Van and fuel benefits
  • Unincorporated Property
  • Businesses Mileage Rates

Pension reform

  • The single tier pension
  • Annual and lifetime allowances
  • The MPAA
  • Changes to legislation in the future

Changes to employment rights

  • What should be included in holiday pay
    • Case law on holiday pay
  • The General Data Protection Regulation
  • Data Breaches
  • The Modern Slavery Act
  • Work experience
  • Employment Status
  • The Taylor Review
  • Labour Market Enforcement

"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