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Human Resources
Lionel Robbins Building (5th Floor)
10 Portugal Street
London WC2A 2HD



Payroll deadlines

In order to ensure that all staff are paid in a timely way, the Human Resources Pay team have a monthly schedule by which various documents must be received in order to be included in that month's pay run. Please ensure you are familiar with your particular contract type and that the relevant documents reach the Human Resources Division on time.

To be paid in a particular month, it is essential we have the following documents:

Contract: The Department employing a new staff member needs to forward the contract for employees to HR by the contract deadline. We will then process the contract and notify the employee to come in and sign it by no later than the payroll deadline to guarantee payment of the month in which you wish payment to start. All other paperwork needs to be completed by this deadline as well.

For GTA contract queries or other hourly-paid contract queries, please contact

Timesheet: Completed and authorised timesheet for hourly paid staff (electronic timesheet) – This must reach us by the Payroll deadline for the month in which the payment is to be made. If you have questions about the authorisation process for your department, please contact your Department or Centre Manager. Please note: Timesheet hours should be paid a month in arrears and cover calendar months (i.e. 1st – 31st). For example, in November, only hours relating to 1 October – 31 October (or earlier) shall be paid. 

Claim for payment: Authorised claim for payment for casual staff - This must reach us by the contract deadline for the month in which the payment is to be made. Authorised claim for overtime must reach us by the payroll deadline.
The payroll and contract deadlines for the coming year are listed below.

Month HR deadline(starters, leavers, contractual changes)  Payroll deadline  (timesheets, payments, bank details, P45)  Pay day
December 2016 Monday 28th November Tuesday 6th Friday 23rd
January 2017 Wednesday 21st December Monday 9th Tuesday 31st
February 2017 Tuesday 31st January Wednesday 8th Tuesday 28th
March 2017 Tuesday 28th February Thursday 9th Friday 31st
April 2017 Friday 31st March Wednesday 5th Friday 28th
May 2017 Friday 28th April Tuesday 9th Wednesday 31st
June 2017 Wednesday 31st May Friday 9th Friday 30th
July 2017 Friday 30th June Friday 7th Monday 31st
August 2017 Monday 31st July Friday 4th Thursday 31st
September 2017 Thursday 31st August Friday 8th Friday 29th
October 2017 Friday 29th September Friday 6th Tuesday 31st
November 2017 Tuesday 31st October Thursday 9th Thursday 30th
December 2017 Thursday 30th November Tuesday 5th Friday 22nd

Claims received after the above deadlines will not normally be paid until the following month.

Please remember to notify Human Resources of any member of staff leaving as soon as you are made aware.