Guidance

Help and support for employing people

Use HMRC videos and webinars to get help if you're an employer.

Available webinars are listed by subject and can last up to an hour.

To attend an upcoming live webinar, register and sign in at least 5 minutes before it starts.

You can ask your host questions during live webinars using the on-screen text box.

Regular updates from HMRC

Sign up for the employer email alert service to receive important updates from HMRC, it will also tell you when a new employer bulletin is available.

Getting started as an employer

Watch YouTube videos about:

Catch up with the latest available webinars to find out about:

Getting ready to employ someone

When and how to register as an employer

Your first employee

Running a payroll

Paying HMRC

Other employer responsibilities

Use the online guide on becoming an employer to find out about:

  • taking on staff
  • running a payroll
  • sick pay and end-of-year tasks
  • what to do when an employee leaves

Employer filing obligations

Use this webinar to find out how and when to send HMRC:

  • a Full Payment Submission
  • an Employer Payment Summary

Expenses and benefits

Company cars, vans and fuel

This webinar will cover:

  • what records to keep
  • information to report to HMRC

Employees with more than one workplace

Use this webinar to find out about:

  • employee travel to different types of workplace such as a temporary workplace
  • the effect this has on tax and National Insurance

Employee travel

Use this webinar to find out about:

  • travel and subsistence payments
  • mileage payments for employees using their own vehicle

Phones, internet and homeworking

This webinar will tell you about:

  • a mobile phone
  • an internet connection
  • homeworking expenses

Trivial benefits

Register for the next live webinar about trivial benefits to find out what is meant by trivial benefits and the conditions that have to be met.

Social functions and parties

To find out about tax and National Insurance when providing social functions for your employees.

Payroll

Watch YouTube videos about:

Setting up your payroll for the new tax year

setting up your payroll

Deducting the right tax from employees’ pay

deducting the right tax

Payroll software and sending reports to HMRC

sending reports to HMRC

Getting payroll information right

Register for the next live webinar about getting payroll information right to find out how to give HMRC accurate information.

The National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW)

Catch up with the latest videos about how to check you’re paying the NMW correctly:

Part 1 when is a worker entitled to the minimum wage

Part 1 when is a worker entitled to the minimum wage

Part 2 is about the different types of work for minimum wage purposes

Part 2 is about the different types of work for minimum wage purposes

Part 3 explains the common underpayment errors to look out for

Part 3 explains the common underpayment errors to look out for

Part 4 tells you how to put things right if you find an underpayment

Part 4 tells you how to put things right if you find an underpayment

In our bite sized presentation series we aim to help employers avoid common errors. Each video is under 10 minutes long and covers a particular type of error.

Interns, work placements and the NMW

interns, work placements and the NMW

Apprentices and the NMW

apprentices and the NMW

Payments, deductions and the NMW

payments, deductions and the NMW

Unpaid working time and NMW

unpaid working time and NMW

Accommodation and the NMW

accommodation and the NMW

Sleep-in shifts and NMW

sleep-in shifts and the NMW

Use the online guide on paying your workers the minimum wage to find out more about the:

  • NMW
  • NLW

Penalties

Watch a YouTube video about paying tax at the right time.

paying tax at the right time

Statutory pay

Statutory Sick Pay

Use the Statutory Sick Pay online guide to find out more about:

  • who can get Statutory Sick Pay
  • calculating and paying Statutory Sick Pay
  • what to do if an employee is not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay
  • company sick pay
  • Statutory Sick Pay and holidays
  • managing sick leave
  • keeping records

To find out about:

  • what happens when an employee is off sick
  • deciding when to pay Statutory Sick Pay
  • how to calculate Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Paternity Pay

To find out about:

  • pay for employees who’ve had or are having a baby
  • what payments you can make
  • how to calculate payments

Responsibilities when your business grows

To find out about your responsibilities as your business grows for:

  • health and safety
  • reporting tax and National Insurance

Register for the next live webinar about HMRC and Companies House working together for you

This webinar is for people who are starting, or considering starting, a limited company. It gives an overview of:

  • how to register the company (incorporation)
  • directors’ responsibilities to Companies House
  • directors’ responsibilities to HMRC
  • where you can find further help and guidance
Published 6 October 2017
Last updated 31 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. The webinar for HMRC and Companies House working together for you has been added.
  2. Webinars for 'Company cars, vans and fuel' and 'Employees with more than one workplace' have been added.
  3. This page has been updated to include a link to a webinar that covers the most common entries on the end of year expenses & benefits return (P11D).
  4. The The National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage webinars have been updated.
  5. Webinars have been added for annual reporting and tasks, and social functions and parties.
  6. Webinars for 'Employers - whats new for 2019-2020' and YouTube videos for National Minimum Wage have been added.
  7. A bite sized webinar on accommodation and the National Minimum Wage has been added.
  8. Webinars for 'Unpaid working time and the National Minimum Wage', 'Employer filing obligations', 'Expenses and benefits', 'Payroll', 'Statutory Pay' and 'Responsibilities when your business grows' have been added and the webinar for 'Employment Status' has been removed.
  9. The latest webinars about employer filing obligations, company cars, vans and fuel, National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage have been added.
  10. The latest webinars about employer filing obligations, company cars, vans and fuel, and a Statutory Sick Pay online guide have been added.
  11. The latest webinars about employer filing obligations, company cars, vans and fuel, and a Statutory Sick Pay online guide have been added.
  12. Webinars for employee travel and responsibilities when your business grows and the workplace and travel have been added.
  13. Webinars for PAYE: end of year expenses and benefits has been updated.
  14. Webinars about getting started as an employer, payrolling and the the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage have been updated.
  15. Webinars for expenses and benefits, PAYE end of year expenses, payroll, national living wage and statutory pay have been updated.
  16. The latest webinars about penalties, expenses and benefits, travel and subsistence, entertaining staff and Statutory Sick Pay have been added, as well as details of a new webinar about managing sick leave and Statutory Sick Pay.
  17. New webinars about expenses and benefits and your responsibilities when your business grows have been added.
  18. The webinars for 'what’s new for 2018' and 'employer filing obligations' have been re-recorded because of important new information affecting employers.
  19. The latest webinars about reporting PAYE to HMRC, employer filing obligations, phones, internet and homeworking and trivial benefits have been added.
  20. The latest webinars about what's new for 2018, company vans and payrolling benefits in kind have been added.
  21. The latest webinars about The National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage have been updated.
  22. The latest available webinars have been added for expenses and benefits, payrolling benefits in kind and company cars and fuel.
  23. Register for the next live HMRC and Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) joint webinar about managing sick leave and statutory sick pay.
  24. Register for the next live webinar about the National Living wage and the National Minimum wage.
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