Helen Hargreaves, Senior Policy & Research Officer, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
Before joining the CIPP Policy and Research Team in April 2011, Helen worked for HMRC for 27 years. For many years she worked in the Accounts Office at Shipley, collecting PAYE and Class 1 NIC and reimbursing Statutory Payments to small employers, before moving into Human Resources. An HR manager for four years, Helen also ran the payroll for the Accounts Office staff’s childcare scheme
In 2004 Helen transferred to the Employer Team in HMRC’s Business Customer Unit, specialising in employer customer understanding, before supporting David Ellis, the Senior Civil Servant responsible for Employer Engagement.
Helen’s responsibilities with the CIPP include writing regular articles for the CIPP website and PayrollProfessional magazine as well as external publications, attending consultation forums with different government departments, conducting consultation surveys and submitting responses to the various bodies. She also presents the bi-annual Member Forums and keeps members in touch with the latest developments in payroll legislation.