Frequently Asked Payroll Questions

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked payroll questions. However, if you questions isn’t answered here, please contact our Payroll Manager, Julie Marsh on T: 0114 251 8850 or email: and she will be happy to help.

Q: Why don’t Directors pay NIC at the beginning of the tax year?

A: Directors are allowed the full year’s threshold all at once.

Q: How many weeks maternity pay do I receive?

A: The full entitlement is 52 weeks of which 39 weeks are paid.

Q: How many weeks paternity pay do I receive?

A: Paternity entitlement is 2 continuous weeks to be taken within 8 weeks after the child’s date of birth.

Q: As an employer, can I recover SMP / SPP?

A: Yes, depending on your NIC liability you can recover 92%, or if you are a small employer you can recover 100% plus 3% compensation.

Q: Can I have childcare vouchers through payroll?

A: Yes, as long as your employer has a scheme in place.

Q: How do I know how many holidays I am entitled to?

A: The minimum amount of holidays your employer can pay you is 28 days which can include statutory holidays. This is pro-rata depending on the number of days you work.