New Joiner Questions

QuestionWhen someone starts their first job, they normally don’t have a P45 with their tax code on it. The new employer needs another way to decide which tax code and student loan deductions to apply. HMRC publishes a form for this purpose, but using it can trigger as many questions as answers.

I wrote about some of the pitfalls of the HMRC starter checklist in a recent article in the magazine of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). You can read my article on page 27.

At The Payroll Site, we have created an alternative version of the starter checklist which we think is easier for both employee and employer. You can find ourĀ alternative starter checklist here.

Steven Tucker

By Steven Tucker - Co-founder

Steven is one of the founders of The Payroll Site. He writes about things affecting small businesses, especially those things connected with payroll. He's also a Maths graduate and a Chartered IT Professional and has a few views about technology, maths and the misuse of both.