WQ84650 (e) Tabled on 01/03/2022

Further to WQ84649, what is the timescale needed to allow software providers to develop and test the changes to their payroll products?

Answered by Minister for Finance and Local Government | Answered on 08/03/2022

I issued a Written Statement on 8 October announcing the launch of the consultation to update earnings thresholds which ended on 31 December 2021.  This was published on the Welsh Government website and circulated to Senedd Members.  In addition, the Welsh Government notified a range of stakeholders including local authorities, sector representative bodies, and relevant professional bodies and associations.  All were asked to pass on the details of the consultation to others who might have an interest.  Amongst others, payadvice.uk and the chartered institute of payroll professionals included details on their websites.  Officials have also engaged with local authorities and other practitioners about the planned changes.

It is the responsibility of individual software providers to ensure they keep abreast of all legislative changes that impact on the delivery of their products.