Professional September 2021



Editor Mike Nicholas 0121 712 1000 | Advertising Daniel Cull 0121 712 1021 | Design James Bartlett and Nicole Davis Printing Warwick Printing Company Ltd

The creation of a single enforcement body by the CIPP policy team

Notional payments by Mike Nicholas



Chief executive officer Ken Pullar FCIPP CIPP board of directors Jason Davenport MCIPP MIoD Louise Gray ChMCIPPdip

Is your workplace pension doing any good? by Henry Tapper

Welfare counselling tax exemption by Beverley Gibbs

Stuart Hall MCIPPdip Helen Higson ACIPP Dianne Hoodless MSc ChFCIPP FHEA Liz Lay MSc FCIPPdip FHEA ACIPD Jeremy Montgomery BA(Hons) FCIPP



Carole Pearson MCIPP Katie Sharpe MCIPPdip

Cliff Vidgeon BA(Hons) CMA ACG ChFCIPP Clare Warrington MSc FCIPPdip AFHEA

Useful contacts

Coronavirus pandemic: contract changes, dismissal, pregnancy by Nicola Mullineux

Education 0121 712 1023 Events 0121 712 1013 General enquiries 0121 712 1000 Marketing and sales 0121 712 1033 Membership 0121 712 1073 Training

When can I retire? by Ian Neale


Beyond the furlough scheme by Danny Done


01 Editor’s comment, and

21 Compliance 30 Reward

0121 712 1013 @CIPP_UK

Chair’s andCEO’smessage

04 CIPPupdate

Events, news and developments plusWe’ve got mail

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38 Industry news 40 Technology 43 Wordsearch 48 Confessions of a payroll manager

07 My CIPP

Policy hub: On your behalf, Advisory; Spotlight on…

13 Movers and shakers 14 Personal development BePayroll, Diary of a student 20 Payroll news

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