tax year begins on 6 April. Here’s some useful information about tax and some of
the changes that may affect your pay.
tax allowance this year is £12,570 – this is the standard rate you won’t pay
tax on in most cases, however, this depends on your own personal circumstances.
of tax you pay on earnings over the personal allowance is determined by your
place of residence:
- Scotland – S1257L
- England and Northern
Ireland – 1257L
- Wales – C1257L
University actions all tax code notifications we receive from HMRC on a monthly
basis. It’s your responsibility to ensure you’re paying the correct tax and keep
HMRC updated with any change to circumstances, including address details. If
you live in an area and your code doesn’t reflect this, contact HMRC on 0300
200 3300. You will need to quote your name, your National Insurance
number and the University’s Tax Reference, 961/7027438.
Working from Home Allowance
continuing to work from home, you can claim tax relief on additional
made it easier to claim tax relief on costs for working from home with a new
simplified form. You’ll need to register for a government gateway account if
you don't already have one – have a payslip and your NI number handy. You can
apply for tax relief for the whole of 2020/2021 even if you were only required
to work from home for part of this time.
receive tax relief for the 2021/2022 tax year, you need to apply again.
end of year tax statements that show taxable pay. This is your total gross pay,
less any deductions that attract tax relief, including pension contributions
and salary sacrifice deductions.
2020/21 will be issued at the start of May. These are available on HR Connect
under the Pay & Benefits section, the same place as you can view your
monthly payslip. P60s are also emailed to you if you have completed your
e-preferences on HR Connect – login into HR Connect, click on the face icon in the top right-hand
corner of screen, click on e-form preferences, and complete your details.
Payroll cut-off reminder
payroll cut-off date for all payment claims to be received and authorised is
the tenth of the month. Please complete
any payment claims as early as possible to allow your manager to approve them
by close of business on this date. Claims that miss the deadline will be
processed and paid the following month. Contact the Payroll team if you have any questions.
National Insurance Rates
the same for the 2021/2022 tax year. HMRC rates and thresholds can be found here.
note the Scottish and Welsh tax rates are yet to be confirmed for 2021/2022.
questions on Income Tax? Contact HMRC.