The former Inland Revenue supplies a PAYE Calculator on a CD-ROM.
Adding a new starter today, when I completed uploading her profile I got a warning message “this employee is beyond retirement age”, which would have reduced her National Insurance contributions.
I was confused, as she’s only age 50, so had there been a change in Legislation I hadn’t heard about?
I went back to the previous screen to check her year of birth : it should have been '1957', but I hadn’t mistakenly put in '1947' (thus making her 60), but '1057' – thus making her 950 years old.
It wasn't a 'fatal' error, so I could have left it as it was - thus demonstrating that Gordon Brown really does expect people to work beyond 65!