Expansion Of Zero Rated Employer NIC’s

Following on from the success of the abolition of Employer National Insurance for employees aged under 21, this year sees a similar scheme rolled out to apprentices. From 6 April 2016, if you employ an apprentice who is under the age of 25, you may not have to pay Employer Class 1 NICs on their … Continue reading Expansion Of Zero Rated Employer NIC’s

PAYE Exemptions & Dispensations

Under the current system, Employers have been able to apply to HMRC for a dispensation to be granted in respect of certain expenditure, for example business entertainment, travel and subsistence. Once such a dispensation is in place, the expenses no longer have to be declared on the annual return of expenses payments and benefits (form … Continue reading PAYE Exemptions & Dispensations

The Monster Of Auto Enrolment

The government has introduced a new character to our television screens this month: Workie. The multi coloured monster is designed as the physical embodiment of workplace pensions and will be fronting a media campaign to remind businesses of their responsibilities. Pensions Minister Baroness Altmann was personally involved in the character’s creation. While admitting is was … Continue reading The Monster Of Auto Enrolment

Shared Parental Leave: The Generation Game

Under plans announced by George Osbourne, working grandparents could soon be given the legal right to take time off to help care for their grandchildren. The current system of shared parental leave, incorporated in April, looks to be extended to include grandparents as well as the child’s mother and father. While the leave of up … Continue reading Shared Parental Leave: The Generation Game

Benefits To Payrolling Benefits In Kind

From April 2016, the government is allowing employers to payroll employee benefits in kind. Payrolling is where the employer includes a notional value for benefits in kind as taxable pay in the payroll cycle, meaning that the income tax is collected in real time. Currently, tax for employee benefits in kind is collected through a … Continue reading Benefits To Payrolling Benefits In Kind

Mum’s The Word!

According to a recent survey of 2,000 small business, one fifth plan to hire more returning to work mothers than this time last year. Regus, who commissioned the survey, found that 25% of employers found them more reliable than other staff. A third of employers also found them more organised than their other employees. The … Continue reading Mum’s The Word!

Champions Of The Workforce?

According to a recent poll conducted by Sage UK, over a third (35%) of workers would look for a new job if their employer paid them incorrectly just once. Of the 1,000 employees surveyed as many as 22% had been paid late at some point in the past 12 months. Traditionally, employees only tend to … Continue reading Champions Of The Workforce?

Reclaiming Your Statutory Payments

As an employer, you may already know that you can reclaim 92% of your statutory payments such as Maternity, Paternity and  Adoption Pay. However, you may not be aware that you can actually claim 103%! Yes, you heard correctly. If the total of your employees and employers Class 1 National Insurance in the previous year … Continue reading Reclaiming Your Statutory Payments

Sharing The Responsibilty with Shared Parental Pay

With more and more ‘hands on’ fathers across the country, the introduction of Shared Parental Leave and Shared Parental Pay has been seen as a welcome addition.  However, many employers are still coming to terms with the complexities of the process. Here is a brief overview of what it may mean for you: When does … Continue reading Sharing The Responsibilty with Shared Parental Pay

It’s Not Too Late To Claim Your Employment Allowance

As the beginning of the new tax year is now well underway, we would like to take the opportunity to remind people of a government incentive to save up to £2000 on your PAYE bill. Since April 2014, employers have been able to claim £2000 off their Employer’s National Insurance Contributions. This year, the government … Continue reading It’s Not Too Late To Claim Your Employment Allowance