Pay >> Guidance

Pay

Understand the nuts and bolts of paying people. This section includes information on tax, national insurance and minimum wage.

There are also interactive tools and helplines for further support.

Pay and reward

Acas has a number of free online learning packages which cover topics including pay and reward.

source: www.acas.org.uk
     

Calculating the minimum wage

Gov.uk has guidance explaining what is the National Minimum Wage, what should be included in its calculation plus penalties for non-compliance.

source: www.gov.uk

National Minimum Wage rates

Gov.uk provides a breakdown of the latest National Minimum Wage rates by age group.

source: www.gov.uk

NJC pay scales

NAVCA provides the current NJC pay scales on its website for employers whose pay scales follow or are linked to the local government NJC scales.

Pay and expenses

Gov.uk provides examples of how volunteers expenses may be handled incorrectly, and result in the volunteer being able to claim the National Minimum Wage.

source: www.gov.uk

Preparing to operate PAYE in real time (RTI)

HMRC has a checklist, guidance and further support for employers on how to manage changes in payroll reporting from 6 April 2013.

source: www.hmrc.gov.uk

National minimum wage

Gov.uk provides comprehensive guidance on the National Minimum Wage. This includes guidance on the eligibility of workers for the National Minimum Wage, and who qualifies as a worker.

source: www.gov.uk

National Minimum Wage

This factsheet from the CIPD looks at the rationale for the National Minimum Wage, what current rates are - and who is entitled to receive the NMW.

source: www.cipd.co.uk

Topics for employers

HM Revenue & Customs provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the correct treatment of PAYE and National Insurance. 

source: www.hmrc.gov.uk

PAYE and National Insurance

Business Link has a dedicated section which looks at the basics of paying staff including information on payroll and National Insurance.

Pay

Directgov has a section on pay which looks at employees' rights around pay and payslips and how to calculate your pay. It also looks at deductions that can be made from pay, the correct treatment of notice pay and what happens when an employer goes insolvent.

Identify the National Insurance contributions you must pay

This interactive tool by Business Link will help you assess which types of National Insurance contribution you need to pay to HM Revenue & Customs

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