Expenses and Benefits & OpRA

January 31, 2019
Half Day

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Training Terms & Conditions:

Bookings and payment
All bookings are provisional until they have been confirmed in writing by ourselves. Confirmation will be dispatched within 7 days of the receipt of a completed booking form.   Authorities booking 3 or more places will be entitled to a 10% discount.


Invoices must be paid in full by no later than:

28 days following their date of issue.

Cancellations – Residential Course

More than 21 days : no payment due

21-8 days : 50% of course fee

7 days or less : full fee

Substitutions are permitted at any time

Cancellations – Single Day Courses

More than 15 working days : no payment due

14-7 working days : £100.00 cancellation charge

6 working days or less : full fee

Substitutions are permitted at any time

Training Materials

Training materials provided by us during the course are for the sole benefit of the course participant. They must not be photocopied, scanned, faxed or otherwise distributed without our prior written permission. All intellectual rights remain the property of LAVAT Consulting Limited.

Limitation of Liability

In the unlikely event of a course not taking place as scheduled, and for whatever reason, the financial liability of LAVAT Consulting Limited  to each participant shall be limited to the value of monies paid by that participant for attendance on the course.

Expenses & Benefits and Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA)

By taking both a theoretical and practical approach, this course will be held towards the end of the tax year and will cover the rules regarding the more complex benefits such as travel and subsistence, living accommodation, relocation, beneficial loans, cars and car fuel. Enhancing practical knowledge, we will also examine the key P11D issues for public sector employers and cover the ‘payrolling’ of benefits, PAYE Settlement Agreements, the ‘making good’ provisions and grossing up. The course will include plenty of practical examples and case studies to inform better understanding in these areas.

For public bodies that have salary sacrifice or cash alternative arrangements in place, this course also provides an essential update. The Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA) legislation has presented a significant change which requires careful handling to ensure that employer NIC savings are retained for the maximum period and that employers are compliant in this area. The rule changes have shifted attention from certain schemes where the savings are no longer possible to those where savings remain. Our course covers each of the salary sacrifice schemes that are relevant in the public sector, observing how the rule changes impact and reminding delegates about the key compliance aspects.

We recommend this training course to all PSTAX clients and contacts and particularly for staff in HR/Payroll and Tax.

RAF Club

The RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY

West Midlands Police

HQ Lloyd House, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B4 6AT

The morning training sessions will start at 10.00 with refreshments commencing at 09.30, finishing at 12.45/13.00 for lunch.  The afternoon training sessions will begin after lunch, at 13.30, and end at around 16.30. All delegates should be at the venue for 12.45 to enjoy lunch.

The cost of each half day course is £265 per delegate including the cost of lunch and refreshments PLEASE NOTE this is reduced to £225 per delegate for PSTAX Club members. Organisations booking three or more places will receive a 10% discount.

You can book by sending an email to emily.collier@pstax.co.uk. 

Please note that booking must be made at least a week before the training course you would like to attend. 

If you have dietary requirements or you book and subsequently find that you cannot attend, please contact Emily by e-mail at emily.collier@pstax.co.uk or on 07927 557089.

Please confirm your bookings as soon as possible.