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PAYE Manual

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Employer records: maintain schemes: change scheme type - DP to DCNI (Action Guide)

To change the scheme type from DP to DCNI, follow steps 1 - 3 below. This Guide is presented as follows

  Step 1
  Steps 2 - 3

For details of how to access any of the Employer Business Service functions, use PAYE057.

Initial action

1. Use Function AMEND EMPLOYER TRADE & SCHEME DETAILS to change the scheme type to DCNI
  Note: The Employer Business Service (EBS) does not require the inclusion of a NI suffix for DCNI scheme types for employer reference purposes.

Clerical action

2. Issue a covering letter to the employer, advise them
  * That you have amended the scheme type with effect from (date)
  * The reason for the change
  * That they can continue to use their new employer / employer pack already issued
3. Use Function AMEND EMPLOYER NOTES to record your actions and then file the papers in the employer record pad