Help for small employers with auto-enrolment, Easement of administration under auto-enrolment, Transfer of Payroll Giving website to GOV.UK, Delay in applying £50 limit for Trivial Benefits
25/03/2015

Sometime when reading the news looking for articles for the Newsletter I come across some interesting titbits from unexpected sources. This week it comes from...

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Help for small employers with auto-enrolment responsibilities
25/03/2015

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   The coming two years sees thousands of small employers reaching their Staging Dates for auto-enrolment and it is generally recognised that this will be...

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Automatic enrolment regulation changes from 1 April 2015
25/03/2015

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   One of the most common complaints levied at auto-enrolment is the complexity of administration including the number of different letters and notices that employers...

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Payroll Giving
25/03/2015

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    Access to payroll giving information has now been transferred to the GOV.UK website. The following link gives access to a very useful guide which...

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Trivial Benefit Exemption
25/03/2015

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   Currently, HMRC accept small gifts to employees as being trivial in nature (such as a bouquet of flowers to mark an event or to...

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Budget 2015
19/03/2015

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   Well, did it live up to your expectations? Were there any rabbits to come out of the bag? It was common thinking that the Chancellor...

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National Minimum Wage Rates 2015, Technical Changes to Auto-Enrolment, Shared Parental Guidance from ACAS, QROPS March 2015 and Banning Exclusivity Clauses in Zero-Hour Contracts
17/03/2015

Government and politicians are very good at looking at a set of figures and picking out certain facts that suit their own needs.  For example,...

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National Minimum Wage Rates 2015
17/03/2015

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   On 23 February 2015, David Norgrove from the Low Pay Commission wrote to Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills...

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Technical Changes to Auto-Enrolment
17/03/2015

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     In December 2015, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) issued a Consultation to simplify the administration burdens for Auto-Enrolment from April 2015...

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Shared Parental Guidance from ACAS
17/03/2015

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Last week, we learned that model letters / forms were going to be available from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) from Mother’s Day...

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Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS)
17/03/2015

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HMRC have published an updated list, effective 15 March 2015, of pension schemes that have told them that they meet the conditions to be a...

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Exclusivity Clauses and ZHCs
17/03/2015

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   Further to a 2014 Consultation into zero hour contracts (ZHCs); the Government is banning exclusivity clauses by inserting section 27A into the Employment Rights...

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Basic PAYE Tools
16/03/2015

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  This is just an announcement that most users of the BPT will need to download the 2015/16 version from Gov.UK for it to get the...

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Countdown to Shared Parental
10/03/2015

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   Shared Parental Leave and Pay becomes a reality for parents who are expecting a baby on or after 05 April 2015 or have a...

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Direct Earnings Attachment Changes from April 2015
10/03/2015

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  The Welfare Reform Act 2012 inserted Regulation 9A into the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and gave the payroll environment the Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA)...

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HMRC Advertises the Marriage Allowance and Tax-Free Childcare
10/03/2015

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All Government departments have been exercising tighter controls on expenditure as part of a spending freeze (moratorium) in five key areas: consulting, property, Information and...

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Pensionwise Offers Pensions Flexibility Guidance
10/03/2015

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The Taxation of Pensions Act 2014 brings a host of changes from 06 April 2015 - dubbed ‘the new A-day’ or ‘Flexiday’.  From this time,...

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