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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

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Government Announces Apprenticeship Levy Reforms

Government Announces Apprenticeship Levy Reforms

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a package of new measures to reform the under-fire apprenticeship levy. Under the revised rules, employers who pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to transfer a quarter of their funds to organisations in their supply chain, including smaller employers. Levy-paying businesses have been able to transfer up to 10% … Continued

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Apprenticeships Fall 31% in the Last Academic Year

Apprenticeships Fall 31% in the Last Academic Year

The number of people starting apprenticeships has dropped by 31% in the last 12 months, the Department for Education has claimed. In the academic year between August 2017 and May 2018 there were 315,900 apprenticeship starts, compared to 457,200 the same time the year before. Business groups including the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and … Continued

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Working Pensioners Pay £8.6bn in Income Tax

Working Pensioners Pay £8.6bn in Income Tax

Working pensioners are on course to pay £8.6 billion in income tax in 2018/19, according to Aegon. The number of pensioner households containing at least one person working beyond their state pension age increased from 12% in 1997/98 to an estimated 17% in 2018/19. Aegon estimates there are around 12.8 million people living in 8.7 … Continued

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Deadline For Reporting Benefits in Kind Nears

Deadline For Reporting Benefits in Kind Nears

Most employers are currently getting their houses in order when it comes to reporting employee benefits and expenses ahead of the 6 July 2018 deadline. At the end of the tax year, employers may need to inform HMRC if any taxable benefits were handed out to members of staff over the previous 12 months. These … Continued

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Smallest Firms Hit by Higher Pension Costs

Smallest Firms Hit by Higher Pension Costs

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warned that the doubling of minimum employer contributions into workplace pensions from 6 April 2018 will “hit the very smallest firms and startups the hardest”. Firms in labour-intensive industries – such as retail, childcare and construction – will reportedly feel the impact most acutely. The FSB claims these sectors … Continued