Pensions Auto-EnrolmentEmployers are now required to automatically enrol their workers onto a qualifying pension scheme. The University is currently reviewing the implications and planning for implementation from 1st April 2013. Further information is available here.
The administration of the University's payroll and superannuation schemes for all academic, administrative and manual staff - including the provision of general payroll advice.
- Staff business expenses processing
- Payroll processing
- Payroll paydates and deadlines
- Online payslips
- Pensions contact
Payroll and Pensions, HR Building, LA1 4YW
Phone No: 01524 510053
We require you to put your payroll/employee number on all correspondence, pay claims and expense claims sent to payroll. This is a unique six digit number that can be found at the top right corner of your payslip. ANY CORRESPONDENCE, PAY CLAIMS OR EXPENSE CLAIMS WITHOUT THE PAYROLL/EMPLOYEE NUMBER MAY BE RETURNED TO SENDER.
- Change of Bank Details
- Claim Form - Employees paid on submission of timesheet
- Overtime claim form and Additional Payment Form
- Bank details on a signed form
- A recent P45 or a personal details form
- A completed pension form if applicable
- Universities' Superannuation Scheme
- Pension Calculator Pension Guide
- Changes to USS with effect from 1 October 2011
NEW EMPLOYEESIf this is your first employment at Lancaster University, you will need to supply the Payroll Office with the following information, before we will pay you:
YOU MUST ALSO VISIT HR AND SIGN THE ACCEPTANCE SLIP ON YOUR CONTRACT IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.
If you have previously worked at the University but have left or had a break in employment, you must supply the Payroll Office with the above information again as your payroll record may have been ended.
Payroll Processing for Groups A & S (Grades 7 and above and Variable Hours Staff)
Monthly deadline for receipt of all pay claims, personal and bank detail changes, and any other variable input is 15th of each month. (we will advise any alterations to this for Easter/Xmas etc.) Pay date = 28th or the Friday before if this falls on a weekend / bank holiday
Payroll Processing for Groups C & M (Support and Manual Staff)
Monthly deadline for all overtime claims, personal/bank detail changes and other variable data (union subs etc. = 4th of each month Pay date = 15th or the Friday before if this falls on a weekend / Bank holiday.
Payroll Processing for Group T (Temporary Staff)
Payroll is run monthly. Proof of ID, and all associated personal details must be provided to HR, before work commences. Deadline for authorised pay claims is 15th day of each month (payment is made on the 28th day of each month)
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You can view your payslips online at: https://hr.lancs.ac.uk/concerto/Portal/ Simply log in using your University windows username and password
The tax year runs from 6th April to the 5th April of the following year. Tax is calculated and deducted monthly on your wages. Below is a brief explanation of tax in the UK, based on yearly earnings.
The personal tax free earnings allowance for the current tax year 12/13 is £9440. The standard tax code is 944L. There are currently three rates of income tax 20% on the first £32,010 of taxable pay, 40% on income £32,011 up to £150,000 and 45% on income above £150,000 Taxable pay is usually your earnings less your contribution to the occupational pension scheme ( including AVC's paid through salary).
HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs) will send you a coding notice if your tax code is different to the standard personal allowance code detailing how your tax code is arrived at. HMRC Tax Enquiries Tel: 0845 3000627
Please note, HMRC do not communicate by email. If you receive an email from 'HMRC' notifying you of a tax refund or any other message, please delete it immediately. The message will be a scam. Contact the Payroll Office if you are unsure as to what to do.
Student Loan Enquiries Student Loans Company Limited 100 Bothwell Street Glasgow G2 7JD Tel: 0845 026 2019 www.slc.co.uk
USS Pension USS Limited 2nd Floor Royal Liver Building Liverpool L3 1PY Tel: 0151 227 4711 www.uss.co.uk
LGPS Pension Your Pension Services Po Box 100 County Hall Preston PR1 0LD Tel: 01772 530530 email@example.com
Tax Office Inland Revenue NW Lancashire Area Charles House 8 Winckley Square PRESTON PR1 3HY Tel: 0845 3000627 www.hmrc.gov.uk
National Insurance Enquiries Tel: 0845 604 3719
Lancaster University's PAYE reference is: 065/L11408
Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in these pages, we wish to emphasise that the contents contained are regularly reviewed and are naturally subject to change from time to time as required. It is the responsibility of the user/reader to check the accuracy of relevant facts with the appropriate department before entering any financial or other commitment based upon them.