Policy News Journal - 2016-17

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

Direct Debit now and in the future 13 October 2016

Bacs has launched a public consultation into Direct Debit to understand the business challenges and customer needs today and in the future.

Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs) aim is to make sure that Direct Debit remains a safe and cost-effective method for organisations and consumers in the UK to get paid or pay for services. Use of Direct Debit is one of the key enablers of the UK economy and an essential part of the national payments infrastructure. While Direct Debit usage has never been higher, Bacs is committed to ensuring that this trusted and market- leading product continues to meet the future needs of all consumers and thousands of businesses alike, remaining a payment method of choice. Bacs want to understand exactly where Direct Debit is working well and where there is potential for change. Utilising a range of research and analysis techniques they aim to understand the future needs of all users while continuing to provide appropriate consumer protection.

If you would like to have your say in the future of the UK’s leading automated payment method, complete this online public questionnaire .

The consultation will close on 9 December 2016 and findings from this will be published in the first half of 2017.

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CIPP webcast on holiday pay and leave 19 October 2016

CIPP Policy talk about the legislation that affects holiday pay and leave, the implications of the different types of annual leave entitlement and the effects of case law.

View the holiday pay and leave webcast below and visit My CIPP on our website for other topical webcasts - an easy way to update your team on aspects of payroll legislation.

CIPP webcast on holiday pay and leave

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Fit for Work – educational resources for employers 26 October 2016

Fit for Work service provides free occupational health assessments with the aim of helping employees return to work after absence of four weeks or more.

England & Wales

The employers section of the Fit for Work website provides a range of services and educational resources to help employers in England & Wales understand Fit for Work, and they include:

Employer quick reference guide

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Advice Hub  Advice line on 0800 032 6235


Fit for Work Scotland also includes a live chat function and the Advice Line number is 0800 019 2211.


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