Policy News Journal - 2016-17

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals ……………………………………………………………Policy News Journal

One of our members, Paul Gibbons, highlighted this report and enthused about National Payroll week being a chance to share knowledge to help employees stop stressing and start taking home as much money as they are entitled to. With the theme of ‘employee financial education and well-being’, Pay Dashboard has shared a case study where an individual learned she was on the wrong tax code and received a £3,500 rebate from HMRC – an example of how a well-timed piece of education can save an employee thousands of pounds.

CIPP comment Do you offer a credit union facility?

The CIPP’s 2016 annual payslip comparison report shows that saving with a credit union through the payroll is rare with only 15.38% of respondents offering such a scheme. The results indicate a direct correlation between the size of the employer and the likelihood of offering access to a credit union with no respondents paying fewer than 250 workers offering this facility. Results suggest that employers are more likely to offer access to a credit union if they also operate a Payroll Giving scheme with 75% of respondents operating a Payroll Giving scheme also providing access to a credit union. Our findings also show that local government and public sector employers are the most likely employers to offer one or both schemes to their workers.

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Understanding your payslip 7 September 2016

As part of National Payroll Week we are sharing an article from Pay Dashboard on defining payslip terms.

With the theme of financial education, Pay Dashboard has produced an article, Top 13 Payslip Terms Defined , to help employees understand their payslips and make sure they are taking home all the pay they are entitled to.

CIPP comment

The CIPP also has an ‘ understanding your payslip ’ tool available on our website which can be shared with your employees to help them understand their payslips and deductions from pay.

The CIPP Policy team has been running an annual payslip statistics survey since 2008 and the information payroll professionals provide helps the team and the CIPP understand the latest trends in respect of pay frequencies, payment methods and payslip distribution. This year the survey also included questions on Payroll Giving, salary sacrifice and automatic enrolment. For full details, read our 2016 annual payslip comparison report .

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Pay and work rights complaints 8 September 2016

An online forms service is now available for individuals who want to report concerns about the national minimum wage, employment agencies, gangmasters or working hours.

Pay and work rights complaints: form for individuals – use this form if you have concerns about:

an employment agency

 working time limits (working more than 48 hours a week)  the national minimum wage/national living wage  the minimum wage when working in farming or agriculture


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