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Process a leaver

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Find out how to process an employee as a leaver in Sage 50 Payroll.


When an employee leaves your company, you need to provide them with a P45 and inform HMRC.

To do this, after updating their final payment, but before submitting the full payment submission (FPS), you must mark them as a leaver.


Before you start, visit our guide on what to consider before processing an employee as a leaver >


Once you've done this, you're ready to process your employee's final pay and process them as a leaver.

NOTE: If you have an employee who's leaving earlier than your normal pay day, you can follow our guide to Pay a leaver mid month >

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Process your employee's final pay

The first step is to 

After you process the payment and update records, you must mark the employee as a leaver. You can then print their P45 before you submit your FPS for the period.

Mark your employee as a leaver and print their P45

Before you process the employee as a leaver, you need to set your process date to the employee's leave date. This ensures the correct tax code and values are on their P45. 

You can now

Submit to HMRC

You can now Submit the full payment submission as normal for the pay period. If you've already submitted the FPS for the period, simply submit a submit a full payment submission adjustment >

If an employee on hold has left, follow the steps in our employees on hold who have now left guide.

Remove leaver from Sage HR

When an employee leaves, you may need to terminate them in Sage HR - Terminate an employee's profile - Sage HR Online Services >



Workplace pensions

If your leaver is a member of your workplace pension scheme, you must notify your pension provider when the employee leaves. For help with this, please contact your pension provider.

 NOTE: If you're using the Pensions Module to Send Pension Data to your provider, the employee's leave date isn't included when you send your pension data. 

You've now successfully marked your employee as a leaver. For more helpful guides like this one, visit the Help Centre >

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