Information from the test phase and additional guidance for local authorities on the exercise to match data from HMRC's Real Time Information system with data on social security benefits.
Real Time Information (RTI) is HMRC’s new system for collecting Pay as You Earn (PAYE) information from employers and pension providers.
Six local authorities (LAs) took part in the test phase. Each of the LAs examined a significant number of their referrals. This circular provides LAs with information from the test phase and additional guidance to support LAs from 6 October 2014 onwards when we will start to issue referrals nationally.