Real Time Information (RTI)

The Bank of England

Payroll – Real Time Information

The Real Time Information (RTI) system was introduced in April 2013 by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for the reporting of payroll information. RTI requires employers and pension providers to provide detailed information every time employees are paid. Data that would previously have been supplied through year end returns.

Under RTI, the employer is required to submit information; including details of earnings and the tax and NIC deducted whenever a payment is made to an employee.

The biggest overhaul to payroll since PAYE

RTI is the biggest single overhaul to the payroll system since PAYE was first introduced in 1944. As a result, RTI has had a serious impact on employers of every size, requiring new payroll software and tighter HR processes. The result was that certain companies decided to outsource their payroll to ensure compliance with the new system.

If you are a new business or creating a PAYE scheme for the first time you may need some advice.  You may find our handy RTI guide above useful. Please download a copy.

If you already run a payroll scheme or are introducing one and do not feel confident running this in house, please contact us today to see how our outsourced payroll service could work for you.