Year End Instructions
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What's New for 2016-17
- From April 2016 employers with employees under the age of 25 enrolled onto qualifying apprenticeship schemes no longer need to pay class 1 secondary NICs on earnings up to the upper earnings limit for those employees. Category H has been introduced for use in these circumstances.
- Contracted NI categories D, E, L, I and K can no longer be used, any employees with these NI categories will automatically be moved as part of the year end process.
- Tax codes can now have the Scottish Tax Regime Indicator, the tax code is prefixed with S.
- The Employment Allowance will be available again for the 2016/17 tax year, the allowance for qualifying PAYE schemes is £3000. From April PAYE schemes where a director is the sole employee will no longer be able to claim the allowance.
- Additional Statutory Paternity Pay or ASPP has been abolished, all references to ASPP have been replaced with ShPP and OSPP is now referred to as SPP.
- Student loan plan type 2 comes into effect from 6 April 2016. Both plan types are available but all employees with existing student loans will be converted to loan plan type 1 as part of the year end process
- A higher rate DEA attachment comes into effect from 6 April 2016, this can be found in the list of attachment types on the employee record.
- The earlier year update (EYU) is available again for the 2015/16 tax year. The EYU will be available in the 2015/16 version of Keytime Payroll from 20th April 2016
General Software Changes
In addition to the legislative changes outlined above, we've made some changes to the way in which we assess workers for auto enrolment:
- The payroll will no longer perform an initial assessment prior to staging date. You can still assess employees ahead of staging or enrolment, but this must be done manually in the employee record. The employee enrolment listing showing their various enrolment statuses has been retained, but this is for reference purposes only