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Gain a better understanding of the payroll function

Designed to give managers, HR professionals and accountants a better understanding of the payroll function via the ‘lifecycle’ of an employee. This course is not intended to teach detailed payroll calculations. Instead, it aims to give delegates an overview of what happens in a payroll department as a base for better understanding and for building stronger relationships with this function. Mutual understanding can directly affect your employees’ motivation at work.

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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



This course will give managers, HR professionals and accountants a better understanding of the payroll function via the ‘lifecycle’ of an employee.

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

  • Identify the role and responsibilities of payroll and the links with other departments within organisations
  • Appreciate the reasons for payroll deadlines
  • Apply overall payroll knowledge to each phase in the lifecycle of the employee
  • Build effective teamwork with the payroll function

Employed or self-employed

  • Correctly determining employment status
  • The implications of getting it wrong

Dealing with new starters

  • Does the worker have the right to work in the UK?
    • The evidence required under the Asylum and Immigration Act
  • The P45 and New Starter Declaration
    • The importance for correct tax code and student loan deduction purposes

Dealing with employees

  • Overview of tax codes
    • The different tax codes and what they mean
    • Why employees have “K” codes and how they impact on the calculation of tax
  • Overview of National Insurance table letters
    • How age, marital status and number of jobs may impact on National Insurance calculation
  • How pension deductions affect both tax and NI
    • The different types of pension schemes – defined benefit and defined contribution schemes
    • How tax relief is given
    • How pension salary sacrifice works
  • The legal requirements for pay slips
    • What must appear on the payslip
    • What are the rules for deductions from pay to be legal?
    • What are legal deductions – statutory, contractual or prior written approval
    • Can errors be corrected?
  • Identifying taxable and NICable pay - An overview of this very complex area
    • Expenses
    • Salary sacrifice and its tax and NI implications
  • An overview of statutory payments including
    • Statutory Sick Pay
    • Statutory Maternity Pay
    • Statutory Adoption Pay
    • Shared Parental Pay
    • Statutory Paternity Pay

Dealing with leavers

  • The importance of correctly determining the tax and National Insurance liability of termination payments
    • Pay in lieu of notice
    • Redundancy pay
    • Damages
    • Ex Gratia
    • Contractual payments
    • Restrictive covenants
    • Settlement agreement 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

"For the last few years we have taken advantage of the in house update courses, meaning our payroll and HR staff benefit from the excellent and consistent advice given. The manual is invaluable as is the ongoing support."

Rosi Strasshine - Payroll Manager, Isos Housing Group

"I cannot praise these training days enough – they are thoroughly enjoyable and informative, can be tailored to individual company needs and carried out in a relaxed, non-pressured way that everyone appreciates."

Rosi Strasshine - Payroll Manager, Isos Housing Group

"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