Salary Sacrifice and other optional remuneration arrangements

Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
Course summary
0.5 days
Online courses
Next available date: 28/08/2020 - Online courses

Course description

Salary Sacrifice - Half-Day Payroll Course in Planning, Designing & Implementing Salary Sacrifice Schemes

This blended learning course is divided into three parts:

  • Part 1 – Online activities which include reading examples and knowledge tests, and consideration of current practices in the delegates’ own organisations.
  • Part 2 – Classroom sessions that are trainer-led to review; Part 1 content and examine the full course content in detail with examples and exercises, including the use of digital tools where appropriate. There are  opportunities for sharing experiences with other delegates and discussing the application of the content to the workplace.
  • Part 3 – Online activities which include further reading, exercises and knowledge tests, and further enhance your learning.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is intended for individuals who may be required to implement and maintain salary sacrifice schemes, but currently have little knowledge on the subject.

Payroll Co-ordinators, Payroll Supervisors, Payroll Managers, Finance Managers & Reward Managers.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This half day course explains the legal and payroll related implications of salary sacrifice schemes and other optional remuneration arrangements.

Using examples, it examines what makes a successful salary sacrifice arrangement, covers the payroll processing and reporting implications, and highlights the potential impact on state benefits.

The course also explains the tax and NICs changes for benefits provided through optional remuneration arrangements, including exclusions and transitional arrangements

They should also be able to correctly identify what would be included as a type A or type B arrangement.

By the end of the course, delegates should understand the underpinning legislation relating to salary sacrifice schemes and other optional remuneration arrangements work.

Training Course Content

This course is designed to cover the following areas:

  • What is an optional remuneration arrangement?
  • What is salary sacrifice?
  • Why use optional remuneration arrangements?
  • Potential impact on state benefits
  • Which benefits for which arrangements?
  • Creating an effective salary sacrifice arrangement
  • Implications for tax and NICs
  • Legislation and case law
  • Payroll implications


The cost of this course is as follows:

  • For CIPP members: £337.95 + VAT
  • For non-members: £375.50 + VAT

The CIPP can also customise and deliver this course as in-house training for your organisation.

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Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews

As my knowledge of salary sacrifice was at best...poor! I found the course, and the course notes, very helpful. Ray Watkin, London Pensions Fund Authority
An excellent tutor and has provided excellent advice and assistance. I would not hesitate to book another course with the CIPP. Anne Ramsay, Perth & Kinross Council
Good course gave me a good level of background knowledge. I have been able to take what I have learnt back to the working environment. Rebecca Beeston, Ofqual
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