The announcement of the withdrawal of the ELECT PAYE scheme for election payrolls and the requirement to operate normal PAYE and RTI has caught a few people on the hop.
The announcements from HMRC late last year went further than expected.
The simplified elect scheme is now no longer available and each election payroll must be operated in the same way as any other even though there is more than likely only ever one payment to be made through it.
With European Elections approaching rapidly many authorities are struggling with the changes and the industry forums are hot with lengthy debate on the matter. Many are suggesting they are not geared up for the additional work to operate a new “normal” payroll for the 1 period it is required for.