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Help with Aggregated Assignments

 

We sent out a communication in March detailing changes to tax for multiple post holders.

Below is a detailed example of how your tax is calculated on a week-by-week basis.

Each accounting period for tax purposes includes one month (and four or five weeks).  
Your tax code tells us how much you are allowed to earn before you pay tax, this is called free pay.  
 
As you are receiving your pay both weekly and monthly, the system will use two sets of free pay amounts then add everything together in week 4/5 to calculate your tax for the whole period.  
Tax and free pay are cumulative so as each week/month progresses your pay is added together and so is your free pay- please see the example below  
 
On some weeks it may look as if you are paying more tax than you should, please be reassured that this is not the case, you will never pay more than the Monthly threshold, but you may have paid lower tax or received a refund in earlier weeks, which offsets against larger deductions in later weeks.

Tax code 1257L provides:

Weekly Free pay £241.73           Monthly Free pay £1,047.50

 

 
  Weekly Free pay

£12570/52

  Monthly Free pay

£12570/12

  Pay Example Tax Example Pay Date
Period 1              
Week 1 £241.73     You could receive a tax refund 250.00 1.60 12 April
Week 2 £483.46     You could receive a tax refund 250.00 1.60 19 April
    Month 1 £1,047.50   3000.00 487.00 24 April
Week 3 £725.19     You could pay more tax 250.00 250.00 26 April
Week 4 £966.92     You could pay more tax/Refund 250.00 -107.40 3 May
          4000 632.8  
Period 2              
Week 5 £1,208.65     You could receive a tax refund 250.00 -24.80 10 May
Week 6 £1,450.38     You could receive a tax refund 250.00 1.60 17 May
Week 7 £1,692.11     You could receive a tax refund 250.00 1.60 24 May
    Month 2 £2,095.00   3000.00 519.40 29 May
Week 8 £1,933.84     You could pay more tax 250.00 135.00 31 May
          4000 632.8  
Period 3              
Week 9 £2,175.57     You could receive a tax refund 250.00 -51.20 7 June
Week 10 £2,417.30     You could receive a tax refund 250.00 1.60 14 June
Week 11 £2,659.03     You could receive a tax refund 250.00 1.60 21 June
    Month 3 £3,142.50   3000.00 503.4 26 June
Week 12 £2,900.76     You could pay more tax 250.00 177.40 28 June
Week 13 £3,142.49     You could pay more tax/Refund 250.00 -77.40 5 July
        (5 Week Accounting Period) 4250 555.40  

 

Important pay, and benefits in kind information issue dates

P60

Your P60 summarises your taxable pay, tax, and national insurance during the last tax year.  Payroll plan to have these available by 20 May 2024, for most of us they will need to be viewed via employee self-service. However, if you are currently receiving a paper payslip you will still receive a paper copy of your P60. Paper copies may take a little longer due to distribution but will be with you by 31 May 2024.

Please note it is important to keep a copy safely in case you need it later. This is particularly important if you complete a self-assessment return.

P11D

If you have a salary sacrifice or lease car or use the home electronics scheme it is likely you will receive a P11D, this summarises the Benefit in Kind applicable for 2023-2024. HMRC and individuals must receive these by 06 July 2024.  However, these are usually completed earlier, and we aim to have them with you by 21 June 2024.

Partial Retirement

You maybe aware of the recent announcements from NHS Pensions Agency about the positive changes that have been made to the NHS Pension schemes which allow members more choice and flexibility when considering their options around retirement and early retirement from 01 October 2023.

In response to this organisations have reviewed existing policies and procedures and recognise that this is a complex area and appreciate a critical decision for staff. NHS Employers and NHS Pensions have produced helpful information highlighting the retirement options and a fact sheet which explains more about the changes and which contains some very useful links. These will help and guide you in your considerations. Please click and scroll to Latest Changes  for further information

23/24 Pay Award and 22/23 non-consolidated payment

Important Information 2023-2024 Pay Award and 2022-2023 non-consolidated payments

2022-2023 non-consolidated payments – Staff on Agenda for Change (AFC) pay scales with a substantive post; employed on 31 March 2023 will receive a payment with their ordinary monthly pay on Wednesday 28th June.  The payment will be made in one lump sum unless a request has been made for instalments.

The payment will be subject to all ordinary statutory deductions such as Tax and National Insurance as well as any other deductions that are percentage based for example student loans, attachment of earning orders etc… however is it non-pensionable.

Pay Award 2023-2024

An uplift of 5% will be applied to staff on AFC pay scales (including staff bank employees). The award is effective from 01 April 2023.

Weekly paid staff have received the increased rate of pay on Friday 02 June 2023, back pay from 01 April 2023 will be included on Friday 09 June 2023.

Monthly paid staff will receive the increase on Wednesday 28th June, back pay will be included from 01 April 2023.

As back pay is included, please remember there will also be additional deductions for Tax, National Insurance, and pension contributions; as well as any other deductions that are percentage based for example student loans, attachment of earnings orders etc.…

Please see here for what the pay deal and non-consolidated payment mean to you

Please see here  for FAQ’s

Please see here for updated Pay scales

 

Pension contribution bandwidths   as agreed in October 2022 the bandwidths for pension contributions have increased in line with the pay award:

Tier Range Percentage Effective Date From
1 (A) * £0.00 to £13,246.99 5.1 01-Apr-23
2 (B) £13,247.00 to £17,673.99 5.7 01-Apr-23
3 (C) £17,674.00 to £24,022.99 6.1 01-Apr-23
4 (D) £24,023.00 to £25,146.99 6.8 01-Apr-23
5 (E) £25,147.00 to £29,635.99 7.7 01-Apr-23
6 (F) £29,636.00 to £30,638.99 8.8 01-Apr-23
7 (G) £30,639.00 to £45,996.99 9.8 01-Apr-23
8 (H) £45,997.00 to £51,708.99 10 01-Apr-23
9 (I) £51,709.00 to £58,972.99 11.6 01-Apr-23
10 (J) £58,973.00 to £75,632.99 12.5 01-Apr-23
11 (K) £75,633.00 to £9,999,999.99 13.5 01-Apr-23

 

Queries We appreciate staff are eager to know how much net pay they will receive at the end of June, unfortunately we are not able to calculate individual estimates; If you would like to check your current scale or have questions regarding the detail of the award, please use the helpful links above.

 

 

 

 

P60 and P11D issue dates 2022-2023

P60

Your P60 summarises your taxable pay, tax, and national insurance during the last tax year.  Payroll plan to have these available by 18 May 2023, for most of us they will need to be viewed via employee self-service. However, if you are currently receiving a paper payslip you will still receive a paper copy of your P60. Paper copies may take a little longer due to distribution but will be with you by 31 May 2023.

Please note it is important to keep a copy safely in case you need it later. This is particularly important if you complete a self-assessment return.

 

P11D

If you have a salary sacrifice or lease car or use the home electronics scheme it is likely you will receive a P11D, this summarises the Benefit in Kind applicable for 2022-2023. HMRC and individuals must receive these by 06 July 2023.  However, these are usually completed earlier, and we aim to have them with you by 19 June 2023.

Pension Team temporary limited availability

Pensions Team Availability

 

With immediate effect our Pensions team will not be taking phone calls unless they are urgent; this is due to an unavoidable reduction in staffing levels for a short time.

We expect this to be until 09 January 2023, however if we can resume full service sooner, we will let you know.

All enquiries should be emailed to:

Payroll.Service@bdct.nhs.uk

If you need to speak to someone urgently, please call our Customer Services team on 01274 251000. To help them respond, please be prepared to give a brief description of your query.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate all queries are important and will do our best to get back to you as quickly as we can.

 

 

Thank you for your support.

Important Payroll Information for December 2022 and January 2023

Important Payroll Information for December 2022 and January 2023

Monthly Pay

December 2022
To pay staff in time for Christmas 2022, December pay day will be Wednesday 21 December 2022.  To enable us to pay you earlier in December the deadline date for all payroll information to reach us is earlier too, this will be 10:00am, Friday 02 December 2022.

Please remember that our processing time is significantly reduced, and it is crucial the deadline is strictly adhered to. Any information not with us by this time will be processed in January 2023.

Payslips   Your online payslips will be available to view by no later than Friday 16 December 2022, they may be available by Thursday 15 December 2022, however this cannot be guaranteed.

January 2023
January pay day will be Wednesday 25 January 2023. The deadline date for all payroll information to reach us is Tuesday 03 January 2023.  Again, please be aware we have restricted time for processing, and it is crucial the deadline is strictly adhered to. Any information received after this time will be processed in February 2023.

BDCFT Pensions team one to ones

One to One appointment with our Pensions team

In recent months the request for one-to-one appointments with our Pensions team has increased significantly. The many changes to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS), varying conditions throughout the pandemic, and of course the effects of the pandemic itself on our workforce have meant lots more people have / or are considering retiring and are looking for advice.

We know how important this but only have two members in our team and are finding it difficult to see everyone as quickly as we’d like.  So, to help us help you find the answers to your questions, we’d be grateful if you would look at the information available first before getting in touch.

The Trusts Retirement Procedure contains lots of helpful information; in many cases this has the answers to the questions to your questions.  If you have decided to retire or are thinking of retiring, please take a little time to read  Retirement policy and procedure

Also, the NHSBSA site also has a whole range of tools and information that provides members with answers and essential information.

If, after reviewing these you still need us we will be happy to help; please email us at payroll.service@bdct.nhs.uk to request an appointment.

To help us prepare and understand your requirements, please include a brief description of what you would like to discuss. Our aim is to offer an appointment within four weeks of your request, and we will do our very best to prioritise those who need us the most first.

Many thanks for your patience and co-operation

Tax year 2022-2023

NI contributions increase by 1.25% from 01 April 2022.

Tax Thresholds remain the same, NI Thresholds remain the same until July 2022.

National Living wage has increased to £9.50, NHS AfC paying £9.65

No announcement re Pay Award, currently under review.

 

 

Important Payroll Information for December 2021 and January 2022

Monthly Pay

December 2021
To pay staff in time for Christmas 2021, December pay day will be Wednesday 22 December 2021.  To enable us to pay you earlier in December the deadline date for all payroll information to reach us is earlier too, this will be 10:00am, Thursday 02 December 2021.

Please remember that our processing time is significantly reduced, and it is crucial the deadline is strictly adhered to. Any information not with us by this time will be processed in January 2022.

Payslips   Your online payslips will be available to view by no later than Friday 17 December 2021, they may be available by Thursday 16 December 2021, however this cannot be guaranteed.

January 2022
January pay day will be Wednesday 26 January 2022. The deadline date for all payroll information to reach us is Tuesday 04 January 2022.  Again, please be aware we have restricted time for processing, and it is crucial the deadline is strictly adhered to. Any information received after this time will be processed in February 2022.

 

Weekly Pay

Weekly pay dates during December are unchanged.

Friday 17th December 2021                       

Friday 24th December 2021                        

Friday 31st December 2021