I have been asked to look at some payroll data provided by an employer who is defending Industrial Tribunal proceedings. The employee in question left employment during the current FY and P11 printouts from SAGE have been provided for this and previous FYs. I noticed that the printouts for previous years showed the leaving date in the current FY.
Clearly, the P11s have been printed retrospectively in response to the Tribunal's request for information but does the apparently psychic appearance of a leaving date in the future mean the data was entered retrospectively too? I have been unable to replicate this effect in my own payroll software but I do not use SAGE. Can any SAGE user please advise me if this is just a natural feature of the software or something more suspicious?