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Regulatory returns guidance

Guidance for information collected in the Regulatory Returns service by licensing sector.


1 - Operational information

Workforce informationTotal number of employeesRecord the total number of employees. This is the number of individuals employed at a given time, irrespective of the hours they work. Count each person as one regardless of whether they work full time or part time.
An employee is anyone that your organisation directly pays from its payroll(s), in return for carrying out a full time or part time job or being on a training scheme. This includes workers who are employed in relation to the licensed activity who are:
  • paid directly from this business’s payroll
  • temporarily absent but still being paid, for example on maternity leave
  • furloughed on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Do not include:
  • employees not employed in relation to the licensed activity
  • former employees only receiving a pension
  • self-employed workers
  • working owners who are not paid via PAYE
  • staff who are not directly employed (for example, agency staff)
  • volunteers.
If employees work across a group, you should record them on the regulatory return for the licensed activity that uses most of their time.
ContributionsAre contributions made?Select the appropriate option (yes/no).
ContributionsContributions made via trade bodyIf you are a trade association/body member and your contribution was made through them please select ‘Contribution via Trade Body’. You should also record the name of the trade association/body.
ContributionsTrade bodyPlease state the name of the trade body that made the contribution on your behalf.
ContributionsValue of contributionRecord the value of your contribution. If you have apportioned your contribution across a number of sectors you should record the amount relevant to the licensed activity covered by the regulatory return. That is, if your business completes more than one regulatory return, your RET contribution should be divided between the different sectors and recorded in the relevant returns. Do not record the company’s total contribution in full on each regulatory return.
ContributionsDate of contributionEnter the date the contribution was made.
ContributionsDetails of contributionEnter details relating to the contribution.
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