Help and support for employing people – HMRC webinars

HMRC are running a series of webinars designed for employers

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.

Some of the available webinars are listed below by subject and can last up to an hour.

To attend an upcoming live webinar, register and sign in at least 5 minutes before it starts (you can do this via the links provided).

You can ask the HMRC host questions during live webinars using the on-screen text box.

Getting started as an employer

The webinar includes information on:

  • getting ready to employ someone
  • when and how to register as an employer
  • your first employee
  • running a payroll
  • paying HMRC

and other employer responsibilities The next live webinars are on the following dates:

Mon, 23 July at 10am
Tues, 28 August at 2pm

Employer filing obligations

This is a webinar on how and when to send a Full Payment Submission (FPS) and Employer Payment Summary (EPS) to HMRC. It also covers why employers need to send regular payroll reports to HMRC and what happens if you don't send reports.

The next live webinars are on the following dates:

Wed, 25 July at 1.30pm
Thurs, 30 August at 3pm


This is a webinar about payroll and how to give HMRC accurate information. It will look at how to avoid common payroll mistakes. This will save you time as you will have fewer enquiries from your employees and HMRC.

The next live webinars are on the following dates:

Tues, 24 July at 3pm
Wed, 29 August at 3.30pm

The National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage

These webinars are about how to check you’re paying the National Minimum Wage correctly:

Employment status

This webinar about employment status is to find out what you have to do if you’re employing or engaging someone and about applying the correct employment status.


This webinar is about when penalties are charged and how to avoid in-year penalties for late and non-filing.

These are not live webinars but are recordings of webinars which has already taken place.

Statutory Pay

There are also a number of webinars available on ‘Statutory Sick Pay’, ‘Managing sick leave and Statutory Sick Pay’, ‘Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Paternity Pay’ and ‘Shared Parental Leave and Pay’.

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