Being an employer – HMRC offers new webinar dates and videos

HMRC are offering help and support to employers with a series of free online ‘webinars’ and YouTube videos.

A webinar is like watching a conference speaker on a stage from the comfort of your own home. By logging in at the appropriate time through your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, you will be able to listen to HMRC talking whilst watching their presentation.

HMRC’s webinars last for about an hour. A list of dates and times of some of their forthcoming webinars for employers are below. You will need to register for these webinars beforehand (you can do this by clicking on the GOV.UK link at the bottom). You can join, ask questions and leave at any point – no special equipment is needed. To ask questions – use the on-screen textbox and HMRC will send a response.

If you are not able to make a ‘live’ webinar, you can also watch a recording of a webinar which has already taken place. At the time of writing, there are no live dates scheduled for the webinars on topics such as The National Living Wage / The National Minimum Wage for employers or Employment status, however there are recorded webinars available.

Timetable:

Getting payroll information right

14 Dec 17, 2 – 3pm
13 Feb 18, 12pm – 1pm

How to avoid in-year penalties

19 Feb 18, 2pm – 2.45pm

Getting started as an employer

16 Feb 18, 1pm – 2pm

Using Basic PAYE Tools for the first time

12 Feb 18, 12pm – 1pm

Expenses and Benefits

6 Dec 17, 11am – 12pm
5 Feb 18, 10am – 11am
5 Feb 18, 12pm – 11pm (case studies)

Employee travel

5 Dec 17, 12pm – 1pm
6 Feb 18, 3pm – 4pm

Statutory Sick Pay

11 Dec 17, 2pm – 3pm
19 Feb 18, 12pm – 1pm

Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay

18 Dec 17, 12pm – 1pm
21 Feb 18, 11am – 12pm

HMRC's YouTube videos include:

  • New employers – the basics
  • How to send your final PAYE submission for the tax year
  • Setting up your payroll
  • Payroll software and sending reports to HMRC
  • Deducting the right tax from employees’ pay

The full list of webinars and videos plus details of HMRC’s email service and e-learning packages, can be found on GOV.UK.