National Minimum Wage and Auto Enrolment Rates from April 2019

Following on from the Chancellors Budget, further changes will affect how you pay your employees from April 2019. It has been confirmed that the National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over will be increasing from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour. The complete list of changes from April are: Current Rate From April 2019 … Continue reading National Minimum Wage and Auto Enrolment Rates from April 2019

Think Your Workers Are Self Employed? Think Again

A recent appeal case brought before the Supreme Court has highlighted the need for more clarity relating to employment status. The case was first heard by the Employment Tribunal when engineer, Gary Smith, claimed that he had been unfairly dismissed by Pimlico Plumbers following a heart attack, after having worked for the company for 6 … Continue reading Think Your Workers Are Self Employed? Think Again

Getting to Grips with PAYE

HMRC recently reviewed the ‘effectiveness’ of its risk-based approach to late filing PAYE penalties, and opted to continue to use this approach for the current tax year. Here we provide an overview of the PAYE system. How the PAYE system works Pay As You Earn (PAYE) is the system through which employers deduct an amount … Continue reading Getting to Grips with PAYE

National Minimum Wage Changes

It’s that time of year again for the National Minimum Wage to rise. Following its review, the Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission for the National Minimum Wage. From April 2018 the new rates will be as follows: £7.38 per hour for 21-24 year olds £5.90 per hour for 18-20 year … Continue reading National Minimum Wage Changes

Are Your Employees Receiving the Correct Holiday Pay?

Almost all employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year, but what rate should this based on: their basic pay or should it include any overtime or commission? The Working Time Regulations Act 1998 declares that employers should use basic pay to calculate holiday entitlement, but this contradicts the European Working Time Directive … Continue reading Are Your Employees Receiving the Correct Holiday Pay?

Auto Enrolment Rolls on for Another Year

Beginning the 6 April 2018, employers may be required to increase the amount of contributions into their employees’ Auto Enrolment schemes. The contribution levels will also rise again in a further year’s time, with employers paying a minimum of 3% towards the pension and the total minimum contribution reaching 8%, the employee making up the … Continue reading Auto Enrolment Rolls on for Another Year

Pensions Re-Enrolment: Don’t Get Caught Out

As an employer, did you know that you have a legal duty to re-enrol certain employees back into an automatic pension scheme every three years, even if they opted out the first time? Failure to do so could result in a penalty... If you were one of the thousands of businesses that auto-enrolled employees in … Continue reading Pensions Re-Enrolment: Don’t Get Caught Out

The Rising Tide of Auto Enrolment

Over the course of the next two years Auto Enrolment Pension contribution rates are rising. These changes will affect you as an employer as well as your employees. Currently the total minimum amount is 2% of qualifying earnings, of which the minimum for the employer to pay is 1%. This means that the employee normally … Continue reading The Rising Tide of Auto Enrolment

Barrie Kenyon Features In This Weeks South Wales Argus

Barrie Kenyon of Green & Co features in this weeks South Wales Argus discussing how some changes in the new tax year will effect employees as well as employers. The new tax year has seen a raft of changes, with more legislative reform scheduled to come into effect over the next few years. From changes … Continue reading Barrie Kenyon Features In This Weeks South Wales Argus