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Employers should be aware of the pitfalls of NLW and NMW

Employers should be aware of the pitfalls of NLW and NMW

The National Living Wage (NLW) for those aged 25 and over was increased on 6 April 2017 from £7.20 per hour to £7.50 per hour. It should be noted that the increases in the NLW rates are in April whilst those for NMW are in October and employers have to address these increases on a six monthly … Continued

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Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 March 2017

Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 March 2017

HMRC has published revised advisory fuel rates for company cars, applying from 1 March 2017. The rates are to be used only where employers either reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars, or require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. These rates apply from 1 March 2017. You … Continued

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Payrolling benefits – Action needed before 5 April 2017

Payrolling benefits – Action needed before 5 April 2017

If you want to avoid completing forms P11D for benefits provided to your employees for 2017/18, you will need to apply to do so before 5 April 2017. Since 6 April 2016, you have had the option to process benefits in kind through the payroll. So long as the relevant tax is collected through the … Continued

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Apprenticeship levy approaches

Apprenticeship levy approaches

Apprenticeship levy approaches Businesses are preparing for the apprenticeship levy which is due to launch on 6 April 2017. Employers with an annual turnover of over £3 million will have to pay a 0.5% levy of their wage bill into apprentices and training for their business. An annual levy allowance of £15,000 will also be … Continued

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Pensioners staying in work drives up retirement income

Pensioners staying in work drives up retirement income

Pensioners staying in work drives up retirement income The rise in the proportion of pensioners in employment accounts for a quarter of pensioner income growth, according to the Resolution Foundation. Since 2001 average pensioner income has grown so that now a typical pensioner household is £20 a week better off than a typical working household. … Continued

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Auto Enrolment – non-compliance risks your credit rating

Auto Enrolment – non-compliance risks your credit rating The Pension Regulator has reported that they are beginning to see the first employers receive County Court Judgements (CCJs) for a failure to pay their automatic enrolment fines. This can happen when they persistently ignore the penalty notices sent to them. If they don’t pay the fine … Continued

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Small firms pay above minimum pension contribution

Small firms pay above minimum pension contribution

Small firms pay above minimum pension contribution 37% of small businesses are paying above the 1% legal minimum contribution to an employee’s  workplace pension. The People’s Pension survey of 898 business owners that have already passed their staging date found that the majority (70%) said auto-enrolment was beneficial to their staff. 50% said it was … Continued

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Financial concerns affecting worker performance

Financial concerns affecting worker performance

Financial concerns affecting worker performance A quarter of employees have financial problems that are affecting their performance at work. A CIPD survey of over 1,800 UK employees found that 31% of those aged 18-24 are facing financial concerns that they feel are negatively impacting their ability to do their job effectively. 20% of those earning … Continued

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£17 billion in workplace pensions by 2020

£17 billion extra a year will be saved into workplace pensions as a result of auto-enrolment by 2019/20, according to the Department for Work and Pensions. Estimates show that this figure will be made up of around: £8 billion in employee contributions £6 billion in employer contributions £2 billion of tax relief on employee contributions. … Continued

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Higher earning parents use flexible working

Parents who earn more are more likely to work flexibly, according to the charity Working Families. 69% of parents who earn more than £70,000 a year work in a flexible way, compared to 47% of those earning between £10,000 and £40,000. More than two thirds (68%) of all working parents said their work interferes with … Continued