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2018 updates to the Payroll

Summary of changes

  • Auto Enrolment contribution increases: under automatic enrolment, minimum pension contributions are required to increase on defined dates over time.
  • National Minimum and Living wage: new warnings and a report to assist with compliance.
  • Increase in State Pension Age: by October 2020, the state pension age for both men and women will reach 66.
  • New option to always round up pension contributions: some pension providers require that contributions are always rounded up to the nearest pence.
  • Real Time Information (RTI): changes for the new Government Gateway and RTI submissions.
  • Relaxing of data validation rules: relaxing data recording rules in the Personnel application and customer and supplier deletion in the ledgers.
  • PAYE, NI and statutory payments: the rates, bandwidths and thresholds have been updated as per the changes announced in the Autumn Statement and the Scottish Budget.
  • Auto enrolment thresholds: these have been updated as per the changes announced by The Pensions Regulator.
  • Electronic P60 formats: these have been updated and approved by HMRC.
  • The Personnel Benefits form in the Personnel application has been changed to match minor changes to labels on the P11D introduced by HMRC. 

Video: see the payroll year-end changes in action

Learn how to carry out the 2017/18 payroll year end and the setup required to process your payroll in the 2018/19 tax year, as well as about the legislative changes coming into force in April 2018.