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COVID-19 postpones off-payroll extension to the private sector

COVID-19 postpones off-payroll extension to the private sector

The Government has delayed extending the controversial off-payroll working rules to the private sector, as the UK fights to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Hot on the heels of announcing a £350 billion support package for struggling businesses, the Treasury pulled the plug on the extension less than three weeks before it was due to kick … Continued

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Rollout of Off-Payroll Rules to the Private Sector Gets The Green Light

Rollout of Off-Payroll Rules to the Private Sector Gets The Green Light

The Government is to press ahead with extending the off-payroll rules to the private sector next month, following the publication of a controversial report. From April 2020, every medium and large private-sector firm in the UK will become responsible for setting the tax status of any contractor they use, as is the case in the … Continued

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Employers to pick up the bill for 6.2% national living wage increase

Employers to pick up the bill for 6.2% national living wage increase

The hourly national living wage rate for over-25s will increase from £8.21 to £8.72 for 2020/21. The Low Pay Commission published recommendations for the new rates, which kick in from 1 April 2020. The national living wage is the Government’s minimum wage for over-25s. The minimum wage for under-25s will also rise. Workers aged between … Continued

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Small Employers Risk Losing the Employment Allowance in 2020

Small Employers Risk Losing the Employment Allowance in 2020

Plans to remove the employment allowance for large employers from April 2020 could impact on smaller firms. This allowance provides employers with a reduction to their national insurance contributions (NICs) bill of up to £3,000. Employers that claim the allowance can carry it forward from one tax year to the next, but that will stop … Continued

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Automatic Enrolment Minimum Contributions Increase On 6 April 2019

Automatic Enrolment Minimum Contributions Increase On 6 April 2019

Employer duties By law, the total minimum contributions your organisation must pay into its staff workplace pension schemes increase on 6 April 2019. You need to be ready for this increase, and make sure you’re set up to pay the correct amounts into staff pension schemes – so you comply with the law, and your … Continued

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New Payslip Rules From 6 April 2019

New Payslip Rules From 6 April 2019

From the 6th April 2019 there will be new rules which will change how you issue payslips to workers. Previously, only your staff classed as employees needed to get written itemised payslips. You didn’t need to itemise payslips for any staff classed as workers. The difference between employees and workers An employee is someone who … Continued

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Auto-enrolment Fines Rise 146%

Auto-enrolment Fines Rise 146%

Fines issued to employers that fail to comply with their auto-enrolment responsibilities have more than doubled over the last two years, a report from the Pensions Regulator shows. In 2017/18, there were 36,137 fines issued to employers for not complying with the requirements of auto-enrolment – up from 14,707 such penalties in 2016/17. The Pensions … Continued

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Businesses Getting to Grips with Apprenticeship Levy

Businesses Getting to Grips with Apprenticeship Levy

Businesses are finally beginning to understand the apprenticeship levy, after previously voicing serious concerns over its complexity and lack of flexibility. The apprenticeship levy took effect on 6 April 2017 and means businesses with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million must pay the levy towards apprenticeship funding. It is charged at 0.5% … Continued

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IR35 Reforms to be Extended to the Private Sector

IR35 Reforms to be Extended to the Private Sector

Contractors could face a higher tax bill from April 2020 when reforms to IR35 legislation are set to take effect in the private sector. This is expected to raise more than £3 billion between 2020 and 2024, as self-employed individuals who fall within the rules, and the businesses engaging them, will face a higher tax … Continued

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Auto Enrolment – Ongoing Responsibilities

Auto Enrolment – Ongoing Responsibilities

Automatic enrolment is a continuing process for employers – it doesn’t end once they’ve put their staff into a workplace pension. There are ongoing responsibilities you will need to complete after you’ve submitted your declaration of compliance. To stay compliant, you will need to: assess the age and earnings of their staff who aren’t enrolled … Continued