Termination Payments and Exit Cap

March 20, 2019
Half Day

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    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.


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    14-7 working days : £100.00 cancellation charge

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    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.

    Important changes were made to the tax and National Insurance treatment of certain termination payments which came into effect on 6 April 2018 and again on 6 April 2020. Of particular importance were the changes to the rules concerning Payments in Lieu of Notice (PILONs)  – now known as Post-Employment Notice Pay (PENP) – which require such payments to be subject to tax/NIC in full regardless of whether or not they arise from a contractual entitlement. Whilst the concept behind the rules appears to be straightforward, the details on how the new rules should be applied in practice certainly appear to be anything but that and it is an area that continues to challenge our clients.

    The objectives of the course will be to provide clarity on the rules in addition to answering questions such as:

    • What exactly is Post Employment Notice Pay (PENP) and how is it calculated?
    • Redundancy and other payments on termination – can they still be paid free of tax/NIC?
    • What are the rules if an employment is terminated when an employee is on long-terms sick leave?
    • What if someone leaves by mutual consent with no pay off – do the rules still apply?
    • What are the latest developments regarding Tribunal awards, payments for hurt feelings, discrimination etc?

    The course will set out the legislative changes and supporting guidance and will use a number of case studies to cover different scenarios that could arise and where the rules would apply.

    The course will also cover the important changes to the rules on termination payments from April 2020 with the introduction of an employer’s NIC charge on payments over £30,000. Of particular importance is how they interact with the PENP rules.

    We recommend this training course to all PSTAX clients and contacts and particularly for staff in HR/Payroll, Legal and Tax that are responsible for formulating, agreeing and administering termination settlements and redundancy payments within the organisation.

    The training sessions will start at 10.00 , finishing no later than 1.00pm

    The cost of the training courses is £165 per course for PSTAX Club subscribers and £195 per course for other delegates. There is a 10% discount for bookings of three or more places. 

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

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

    When making a booking, please provide a PO number. If you book and subsequently find that you cannot attend, please email bookings@pstax.co.uk .

    Please confirm your bookings as soon as possible.