Use Basic PAYE Tools to tell HMRC when an employee leaves

Find step-by-step help on what to do when an employee leaves, if you currently use the Basic PAYE Tools (BPT) to operate payroll.



This guide will help you update BPT, when an employee leaves. It includes examples of the screens you will see in BPT and simple to follow instructions.

Published 12 June 2014
Last updated 15 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Step 6: produce a P45 to give to the employee has been updated.
  2. The guidance for Basic PAYE Tools, when an employee leaves has been updated for 2018 to 2019.
  3. Annual updates 2017-2018 have been carried out.
  4. Updated guidance available.
  5. The Basic PAYE Tools: when an employee leaves PDF attachment has now been updated.
  6. First published.