Year-end Processing & Legislation Updates

Posted on Friday, 4th Mar '22

Anna Stephens by Anna Stephens

The software is up to date with all the latest legislative changes for the 2022/2023 tax year, and you can now begin your year-end processing.  

The legislative changes include:

  • The introduction of the new Freeports Upper Secondary Threshold (FUST) and Veteran Upper Secondary Threshold (VUST)  
  • Increased National Minimum/Living Wage Rates 
  • The Health and Social Care Levy
  • The new Council Tax Wales – AEO

Statutory Payments

These are the new Statutory Payment rates for Tax Year 2022/2023. The new SSP rate applies from Wednesday 6th April 2022; all other rates apply from Sunday 3rd April 2022. 

  • SAP/SMP/SPBP Rate (weekly)                    £156.66 
  • SPP/ShPP Rate (weekly)                             £156.66 
  • SSP Rate (weekly)                                       £  99.35 

Student Loan and Postgraduate Loan Thresholds/Rates 

  • Student Loan Plan 01      £20,195                                 Student Loan Rate                          9% 
  • Student Loan Plan 02      £27,295                                 Postgraduate Loan Rate                6% 
  • Student Loan Plan 04      £25,375                                Postgraduate Loan                          £21,000 

Attachment of Earnings Order – Council Tax Wales

Effective from the 2022/2023 tax year, there is a new Council Tax Attachment of Earnings Order (AEO) for Wales. The thresholds are higher than the existing Council Tax Attachment of Earnings Orders and apply to Wales only. The Welsh Government introduced this to maintain fairness in the system and reflect changes to the cost of living.

On the Employee > Attachment Orders > + Add AEO > Type dropdown, we have added Council Tax AEO Wales Payment of unpaid council tax in Wales.

Updated Tax Tables

We are updating the with values relating to tax bands, default tax codes, statutory weekly payments etc.

Share Your Ideas

If you have any ideas for enhancements, please let us know directly via the Staffology Ideas Portal

Please visit, create new ideas, and vote on ideas others have raised. We will give you feedback and tell you how our roadmap incorporates them. 

Anna Stephens, March 4th, 2022

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