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Salaries and Pensions

From 6 April 2017 new HMRC legislation will come into force.  The new legislation will apply when buying services, whether you are paying an individual, an agency, or the individuals own company (known as a Personal Service Company (PSC)).  This legislation does not apply to large companies who employ multiple staff to perform services on behalf of their company.

The new legislation aims to make sure that individuals providing services in the same manner as an employee, pay the same tax and national insurance.

In order to determine if this new legislation applies please complete the new online tool provided by HMRC which can be found at the following link: (this will take you to an external website).

Full guidance can also be found in the following document: Off Payroll Workers Guidance Notes (PDF, 715 KB)

Your personal tax account

Use your personal tax account to check your records and manage your details with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). You can find out more here (PDF, 44 KB).

Aims and Services

Our team provides the payroll and pensions services to the University. We are open to all enquiries and we welcome requests for advice.

We are based in the Old Burgh School, Abbey Walk. Please contact us to discuss any of the above items or for advice on any salaries or pensions issues. Our opening hours are from 8:45am to 5pm.

Our aims are to:

  • Provide an accurate and efficient service for monthly payrolls, working to strict deadlines.
  • Provide the administration for the University pension schemes.
  • Provide quality customer service through commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.

Please use one of the following email accounts to send your query or documents:

'Ask HR' via Self Service – please use this account for all other salary queries.

salaries-absence – please use this account if you have a query about sickness absence and for submitting Part A and B self-certifications.

salaries-external – please use this account if you have a query regarding fees/self employed.

ts-salaries – please use this account for submitting your timesheets, and queries regarding timesheets.

salaries-cc – please use this account for submitting casual/bank contracts along with nationality documents, and queries regarding contracts.

In addition to payroll and pensions, we are also responsible for the following functions:


Pension Scheme Administration

Information about the University's two pension schemes

Casual/Bank Workers (Front Page)

Casual Staff

Information and resources for employing casual staff


Expense Claims

Information and resources for claiming expenses

Fees/Self-Employed Payroll

Fees / Self-Employed Payroll

Information about payments to non-employees of the University
Self Service

Self Service

Information about Self Service

Childcare Vouchers Scheme

Childcare Vouchers Scheme

Information about Childcare Vouchers


Human Resources

Salaries and Pensions
The Old Burgh School
Abbey Walk

St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462569




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