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Payroll and Tax Issues


General Payroll Advice if opting out of the HR shared service

All local authority maintained schools must have clear processes and checks in place to evidence that they have due regard for the government advice and standards when choosing to manage their own payroll.



  • Kingston and Richmond Teachers
    The Burgundy Book contains conditions of service for teachers on such areas as
    appointment, resignation, retirement, sick pay/sick leave and maternity.  Schools must also have due regard for the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document.
  • Pay scales – Kingston Support Staff
    Kingston pay all support staff based on a pay and rewards strategy. The pay scale can be downloaded here.
  • Pay scales – Richmond Support Staff
    These are summarised in Richmond Council’s Pay Statement and can be downloaded here.


Income Tax Management

The employee should quote their National Insurance number in any HMRC query.

Tax references for Schools using the LA Payroll provider:

  • Kingston Council
    The RBK Tax Office Reference Number Tax Reference is 120/B23
  • Richmond Council
    The LBRuT Tax Office Reference Number Tax Reference is 120/B24

For tax queries for either Council you can contact the tax office at:

HM Revenue and Customs,
Pay As You Earn,
PO Box 1000,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE98 1WY
Tel: 0300 200 3300