Top 5 Things In Payroll To Know This Week – 21/05/2021

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Hello and welcome to the latest Top 5 Things To Know In Payroll This Week!

1. Global Payroll Association launches mindfulness resource on its GPA Network App

CEO, Melanie Pizzey said “I’m really excited to announce that in partnership with Immedis we have launched a Mindfulness resource within the GPA Network app and on our membership portal. This resource is available to EVERYONE in the Payroll & HR community.

We all need to look after our mental health and wellbeing. Mindfulness helps to reduce stress, and ultimately to develop increased focus and better decision making.”

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2. HMRC publishes Agent Update 84

The Agent Update is a must read for those providing services to clients.  It contains a wealth of updates, not just for payroll. 

This edition of Agent Update includes:
• Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
• tax relief for working from home
• merchandise in baggage
• umbrella companies.

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3. Updates to CWG2: further guide to PAYE and National Insurance contributions

Information on the treatment of National Insurance contributions for employees coming to or leaving the UK and employers resident, present or having place of business in the UK has been updated in section 4.5.

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4. Working from home? Customers may be eligible to claim tax relief in 2021/22

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is accepting tax relief claims for working from home due to coronavirus during 2021/22. More than 550,000 employed workers have already claimed and are benefitting from the tax relief.

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5. Payroll Forum: Apprenticeships

In June I will be focusing on the payroll apprenticeship, how it works, why it exists and how you can fund it.  I will also be joined by a number of training providers that you can speak to about your requirements.


  • 9-9:30am                   Connect – networking on virtual tables
  • 9:30-10am                 Introduction to Apprenticeships by Kevin Waller
  • 10-10:10am               Meet the training providers
  • 10:10-10:40am          Reviewing the apprenticeship by Ian Holloway
  • 10:40-10:50am          Meet the training providers
  • 10:50-11:20am          End Point Assessment with Polly Sinclair
  • 11:20-12pm               Apprenticeship roundup with Kevin, Ian and Polly – a short discussion session followed by networking on virtual tables.


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