HMRC have provided another informal update regarding RTI, Statutory Sick Pay and record keeping software.
Real Time Information
The number of employers sending their PAYE information to HMRC in real time continues to increase as expected. Rather than there being a ‘big bang’, submissions will increase steadily at the rate that employers run their usual payroll timetable.
Clarification on when to submit an NVR, following a number of queries from employers
Issue 44 of the Employer Bulletin is now available. Aimed at Employers and Agents it contains important information and news about topics affecting the operation of payroll.
Statutory Sick Pay - Percentage Threshold Scheme and record-keeping
The Government published its response to the Sickness Absence Review’s recommendations on 17 January 2013. The response also outlines a broader strategy to support the health and wellbeing of the working age population.
In particular it examines:
- A health and work assessment and advisory service
- Improving sickness absence management
- Supporting healthcare professionals
- Reforming the benefits system
Full details of the recommendations can be found on the DWP Policy site
Two of the recommendations agreed were the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme and
record-keeping for Statutory Sick Pay.
DWP announced that these changes will be effective from April 2014.
Full details can be found on the DWP Newsroom site
Record keeping and mobile applications for SMEs – an update
An update to the record keeping software and mobile applications options to include 'cash basis' and 'simplified expenses'.