Deadline for the start of RTI - one month - see latest information from HMRC here - ATT, along with CIOT and other professional bodies are still pressing HMRC for answers on many outstanding points

HMRC have provided a further informal update on PAYE related matters for sharing. The update covers guidance for employers on how to prepare for RTI with just one month until it is introduced.

HMRC update starts here:

'There are now only four weeks to go until the new PAYE reporting system, known as Real Time Information (RTI), will be introduced.

However we know that there are still some employers who are not prepared and we need your continued support. Please encourage your members and/or clients to take appropriate action to ensure that they are ready to report PAYE in real time from their first payday on or after 6 April 2013. 

By now, employers should have:

  • chosen the best RTI-ready payroll option for them or gone to for more information; and 
  • started to prepare by making sure they hold accurate and up-to-date information about all their employees.

We are also stepping up our campaign to raise awareness of RTI, provide support to employers to help them get ready to report PAYE in real time, and to urge them to act now if they have not done so already.

I would be grateful if you would draw your members and/or clients’ attention to these communications wherever possible, to support our campaign.

Highlights from our campaign:

  • We wrote to all employers in October 2012 and again in February 2013 to tell them about Real Time Information and what they need to do to get ready; 
  • We will launch RTI Week on Monday 11 March, which will include a week-long RTI Twitter Q&A; 
  • During RTI Week, we will also launch a marketing campaign which includes radio adverts, national newspapers adverts and an online campaign. Appealing to smaller business, the campaign strapline is ‘Whatever the size of your business, PAYE is changing on 6th April’. The campaign asks employers to act today and encourages them to visit our website to find out more about their payroll options; and 
  • You may want to consider running your own marketing and communications activities during RTI week to support our campaign.

We are also offering a range of support for employers, including:

  • Improved PAYE and RTI web pages; 
  • Face to face events throughout the country. More information will be posted on our website shortly; 
  • Live question and answer webinars every day; we regularly add new dates for these webinars; 
  • YouTube video; and 
  • Online interactive sessions, including Twitter Q&A on 19 March (#RTIqa)

Thank you for all your support so far.

Go to for more information about RTI and the payroll options available to all employers.' 

Technical Team 

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