Nov 2012


RTI - New Employers may opt out

From 05th November new employers registering with HMRC will automatically join RTI by default.

There will be instances where employers will not want to join RTI immediately therefore employers can opt out.  Reasons for opting out may include;

  • The employer already operates other PAYE schemes
  • They may wish to use software from a company which is not yet RTI ready
  • The employer indicates that they are entitled to claim exemption from online filing and will need to operate PAYE manually. Exemptions will be considered in line with current guidance

These opt outs will only be available between 5 November 2012 and 5 April 2013.

Further information is available from HMRC at


BrightPay 2013/14 will be RTI ready. All necessary functionality to operate RTI for your payroll will be provided in the same simple and user-friendly manner you've come to expect. BrightPay 2013/14 will be available to download for new and existing customers before April 2013. We'll keep you up to date between now and then with the latest information, including an overview of how RTI will work in BrightPay 2013/14.


Please be assured that there will be NO price increase for BrightPay 2013/14 or additional charges for RTI functionality.


Bright Contracts – Employment Contracts and Handbooks.
BrightPay – Payroll & Auto Enrolment Software.

Posted byKaren McDarbyinHMRCPAYEPRSIRTI