Legislation update 2023 for payroll

Following the successful Legislation update for 2021 and then 2022 for payroll by PAYadvice.UK with 20 thousand hits and downloads since its launch at the beginning of 2021 – PAYadvice.UK are constructing its PAYadvice Series Legislation Update 2023 for payroll.

We believe that PAYadvice was the first organisation in the UK to bring together the various resources needed by payroll professional and payroll software developers in preparation for the April 2021 and April 2022 changes, even to the extent of other organisation also reproducing information within their own publications. We were bold enough to take the resources that were publicly released and make predictions of values yet to be confirmed. Almost all predictions came to fruition with a few exceptions and adjustments.

This is a compilation of the confirmed changes due for 2023 for the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, along with proposals and some predictions. As more detail is announced and confirmed, updated versions will be issued.

As announcement are made, the guide will be updated and adjusted.

The following table indicates the current status of whether something is confirmed, waiting or predicted:

Legislation update itemStatus
UK Income Tax AllowanceFrozen subject to change
Rest of the UK Income Tax (England and Northern Ireland)Part confirmed
Scottish Income TaxAwaited
Welsh Income TaxPart confirmed subject to change
National InsuranceAwaited
Health and Social Care LevyWITHDRAWN
Employment Allowance No change expected subject to confirmation
Statutory Payments (SSP, SMP, SAP, SPP, ShPP, SPBP)Awaited
Pension and Auto-EnrolmentAwaited
Student Loans and Postgraduate LoansPlan 1 & 2 confirmed
Postgraduate & Plan 4 Awaited
National Minimum Wage and National Living WageAwaited
Living Wage and London Living WageConfirmed
States of Guernsey Class 1 (1st Jan 2023)Awaited
Stated of Jersey Social Security (1st Jan 2023)Awaited
Isle of Man Income TaxAwaited
Isle of Man National InsuranceAwaited

For the latest edition:

Help support PAYadvice.UK

If this information has been useful to you, and would like to make a donation to help support PAYadvice.UK in keeping the payroll industry up to date with the latest news on legislation changes – please feel free to do so:


Make a one-time donation

Make a monthly donation

Make a yearly donation

Choose an amount


Or enter a custom amount


Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

DonateDonate monthlyDonate yearly

Update history

14/8/2022 Initial under construction page published

15/8/2022 Status table updated to reflect current position

25/9/2022 version 23.0 first live with updates following the UK Growth Plan 2022 announcements on National Insurance and Income Tax

PAYadvice.UK 14/8/2022 last updated 25/9/2022

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s