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Redirecting statutory pay content

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This week we've been publishing guidance on statutory pay for employers on GOV.UK. To complete the transition of this content we've now set up redirects from the old pages on HMRC's website.

The aim is to make the user journey as seamless as possible. This is particularly challenging where content has been restructured, so there isn’t a direct one-to-one mapping between the source site and GOV.UK.

Some of the most popular pieces of content we've redirected include the employer's guide to Statutory Sick Pay and the maternity and paternity pay calculator for employers.

We've also reworked the statutory pay helpsheets, breaking these down into individual guides serving specific user needs (eg sick pay during business takeovers).

Over the course of the next few months we'll be redirecting more and more content to GOV.UK as we continue the transition of HMRC's website. We'd be interested to hear your feedback, so please get in touch.

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  1. Comment by Mark Tarran posted on

    Will HMRC continue to produce PDF versions of the Employer Helpbooks e.g. E14 on Statutory Sick Pay, E15 on SMP, E16 on SAP? These were excellent comprehensive documents and very useful to have as a single PDF document for printing or offline viewing. I don't think it will be so useful to have the information split up into a whole host of different web pages in small chunks as you have done here.

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      Comment by Nick Cammell posted on

      Thanks for your comment Mark.

      HMRC will not be producing PDF versions of the Helpbooks. They are updating products originally designed for paper and replacing them with guidance based on specific tasks, making them easier to find through search, and use digitally. This also allows deeper signposting from other pages, to offer a better journey to the particular answer. Something that couldn’t be done when the content was buried in a PDF.

      The withdrawal of the Helpbooks was announced in HMRC's Employer Bulletin ( article in February 2014. A further article has been published in the April 2014 Bulletin.


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