Practical Payroll Handbook 2006/07: book review

Practical Payroll Handbook 2006/07
Author: Alexandra Durrant
Price: £75
Publisher: Gee Publishing
Pages: 477
ISBN: 0421965207

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This is a handbook-style guide to payroll and takes a comprehensive look at all the payroll requirements organisations can face, whether large or small, every day. It also lists the statutory and legal requirements as well as suggesting best practice guidelines, and gives clear financial calculation and procedure examples throughout.

The book is split into 11 parts including: an introduction to PAYE, employee rights, termination of employment, national insurance, statutory maternity pay and payroll year end.

The content of the book was very interesting as it explained payroll in great detail. Starting with the basics, it explained each area well and stated clear procedures to follow and examples to use, as well as the HM Revenue & Customs forms required and which department to contact for a particular issue.

Practical Payroll would be a really useful guide for anyone who either works in payroll or who is setting up a new payroll system in their organisation, or even any professional who wishes to increase their payroll knowledge as it would be a valuable reference tool for all.

Useful? Four out of five stars
Well-written? Four out of five stars
Practical? Four out of five stars
Inspirational? Three out of five stars
Value for money? Four out of five stars
Overall? Four out of five stars 

Reviewed by Teresa Alvarez, learning and development consultant, Essex County Council

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