UK Payroll Facts 2021-22

UK Payroll Facts

Standard tax code is 1257L. This means £12,570 annual earnings allowance. No change from 2021-22 tax year.

Tax Bands and Rates

2022-23BandwidthsTax Rate
Taxable earnings£0 - £37,70020%
Taxable earnings£37,701 - £150,00040%
Taxable earnings over£150,00045% no allowances

Statutory Payments

Statutory Sick Pay up to 28 Weeks (no reimbursement)£96.35 per week, £19.27 per day (5 day week)
Statutory Maternity / Adoption Pay paid for 39 weeks. First 6 weeks @ 90% of average weekly earnings.£151.97 gross per week for 33 weeks or average weekly earnings if less
Statutory Paternity Pay 1 or 2 consecutive weeks£151.97 gross per week or average weekly earnings if less
Small Employer ThresholdLess than £45,000 of previous year's NICrecover 100% plus 3% compensation
Large EmployerOnly on SMP / SPP / SAP92% recovery
Statutory Redundancy Pay maximum 20 weeks£571 per weekor your contracted weekly pay if lower as from 06/04/17

National Minimum Wage

Rate Per HourApril 2020April 2021
Age 16-17£4.55£4.62
Age 18-20£6.45£6.56
Age 21-24£8.20£8.36
25 and Over (National Living Wage)£8.72£8.91

National Insurance Earnings

Per WeekPer MonthPer AnnumEmployeesEmployers
Lower Earnings Limit (LEL)£120£520£6,240NilNil
Primary Threshold (PT)£184£797£9,56812%13.8%
Secondary Threshold (ST)£170£737£8,8400%13.8%
Upper Secondary Threshold (UST)£967£4,189£50,2702%13.8%
Above Upper Earnings Limit (EUL)£967£4,189£50,2702%13.8%

Less upto £4,000 Annual Employment Allowance (if total NIC for 2021-22 was under £100,000)

Student Loan Recovery

Rate or Threshold2021 to 2022 rate
Employee earnings threshold for Plan 1 earnings above£19,895 per year
Employee earnings threshold for Plan 2 earnings above£27,295 per year
Employee earnings threshold for Plan 4 earnings above£25,000 per year
Student loan deductions9%
Postgraduate loan (PGL) earnings above £21.000 per year6%

Employee Vehicle Mileage Payments for Business Travel

Motor Cars and VansFirst 10,000 business miles*45p per mile
Motor Cars and VansOver 10,000 business miles25p per mile
Motorcycles24p per mile
Cycles20p per mile

*For National Insurance purposes, the higher rate applies to all miles, not only the first £10,000

Other Rates

Childcare Vouchers (Salary Sacrifice)Maximum £243 per month (£55 per week) 20%
Maximum £124 per month (£28 per week) 40%
Maximum £97 per month (£22 per week) 50%