The session, organised by leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, Clive Owen LLP, is aimed at clarifying some of the issues surrounding the often complex area of payroll.

With auto enrolment now impacting all employers, there is still much uncertainty among business owners regarding staging dates, legislation and how to be compliant.

At the event, at Darlington’s Mowden Park Rugby Club, on September 8, Helen Hargreaves, Associate Director of Policy & Research from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), will provide an update on payroll legislation and will also look at automatic enrolment and areas to consider as you approach automatic re-enrolment.

Among the topics she will cover are RTI late filing penalties, national minimum and living wage, simplifying expenses and benefits, apprenticeship levy, gender pay gap reporting, pensions, and holiday pay and leave.

Running from September 5-9, National Payroll Week recognises and celebrates the impact of payroll on business and the contribution it makes to the UK economy.

This year’s theme is “It Pays to Learn”, encouraging payroll professionals to think about how they can expand their financial understanding to improve employees’ wellbeing.

Margaret Gill, marketing manager at Clive Owen LLP, said: “As advisers to many businesses, we understand the potential difficulties surrounding payroll and the importance of being fully compliant – along with the benefits greater efficiency can bring. With technological advancements, there are many more ways to streamline your systems and our team are here to help you explore the possibilities.

“Our recently launched managed services division is already saving clients time and money through the use of Cloud Technology. This new service, combined with our extensive expertise, helps make our clients’ lives easier by improving management information and reducing costs.”

At the event, there will be the opportunity to book a one-to-one session with an expert after the main presentations.

To find out more or reserve a place, contact Margaret Gill or Stacey Fletcher on (01325) 349700 or email info@cliveowen.com