Questions from our Forum – 05/12/11Monday, December 5th, 2011
The following is a selection of questions that have been posted to our Forum over the past week. Can you contribute to any of the discussions?………….
Our client is looking to change the payday for its employees from the end of the month to the 15th. How can this be achieved so that employees are only paid up until the date of payment (15th) and not in advance?
I am an Agent and one of my clients is looking to change pay day from the last working day to 15th of the Month. This is something I’ve never come across before so need some help please!
- We reimburse professional subscriptions for our employees but only when they appear on HMRC’s List 3. What is the correct treatment – payroll or P11D, or a mixture?
- An update to a Forum question – can we release funds where an employee died in service, even if we do not know the name of the executor / representative?
- What is the maximum number of weeks that can be paid as ASPP?
- We have all employees on a 7 day Qualifying Week for SSP purposes, due to the many shift patterns at the company. This may result in an employee being paid SSP for days when they are not scheduled to work, i.e. a Saturday and Sunday where the shift pattern is only Monday to Friday. If SSP is paid for non-working days, is it right to offset the amounts payable on these days from any contractual sick pay?
- Another update to a previous Forum question – why not consider paying an allowance through the payroll rather than deal with the administration of collating and refunding expenses? This also takes away the issue of whether it is subject to tax and / or NICs through the payroll or whether there is a P11D obligation
- When calculating the 12-week average hourly rate, do you use a standard week where there is no absence or is it adjusted if there is absence in the week?
- We are considering a Christmas Savings Scheme, where employees contribute from their net pay into a fund, which pays out just before Christmas. Apart from the administration, what are the pitfalls, if any?
- A lady has been overpaid SMP by one week. She is now being made redundant and there is no further maternity pay to withhold. Can the overpayment be taken from the redundancy payment?