Tax Free Childcare – Delay in introduction of new scheme
06/07/2015

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  We have all been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the date when the new Government supported childcare scheme comes into force. We...

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Shared Parental Leave – what to do when deciding not to pay Shared Parental Pay
06/07/2015

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  We have, in previous Newsletters, expressed our concerns that a decision was made not to provide employers with a “shared Parental Pay form ShPP1” if...

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ACAS help for small employers
06/07/2015

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ACAS have produced a very good and straightforward guide, Help for small firms: Handling pay and wages, aimed at small firms and line or team...

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The Pensions Ombudsman is struggling
06/07/2015

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The Pensions Ombudsman has admitted that it is struggling to cope with the increase in work resulting from pension changes: increased flexibility on retirement; public...

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New NI Table letters for apprentices under 25 from April 2016
06/07/2015

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   When he delivered the Autumn statement in December 2014, the Chancellor announced that Secondary Class 1 National Insurance Contributions would be abolished on earnings...

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New returns deadline approaches for intermediaries
06/07/2015

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  Intermediaries must return details of all workers they place with clients where they don’t operate Pay As You Earn (PAYE) on the workers’ payments. The...

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HMRC Customer Support
03/07/2015

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   It is a well-known fact that HMRC has provided a very poor customer service since moving their PAYE support to their Longbenton site some...

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Companies quoted on AIM to support apprenticeship recruitment
03/07/2015

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The Business Secretary, Said Javid, has announced a scheme to place apprentices in companies quoted on AIM, London Stock Exchange’s growth market for ambitious small and...

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Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) guidance
03/07/2015

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  HMRC has published webinars, emails and videos on the Construction Industry Scheme which show how the scheme works, taking on and paying subcontractors and how to...

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HMRC looking for volunteers to test Agent On-line Self Service
06/07/2015

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  HMRC are launching an expanded view of employer clients PAYE accounts  through their Agent Online Self Serve (AOSS), which will provide a monthly breakdown of...

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National Minimum Wage – report on the 2015 apprentice rate
03/07/2015

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  The Government has published a policy paper on their rational for rejecting the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation on the National Minimum Wage rate for apprentices...

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NISPI contracting out bulletin
03/07/2015

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   With only 9 months to go until the ending of contracting out, the latest National Insurance Services to Pensions Industry (NISPI) Bulletin warns that...

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Register your share schemes to avoid penalties
03/07/2015

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  Many small employers may be unaware that by 6 July 2015 they need to register all employee share schemes with HMRC and file online returns....

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No starter declaration received in time for a new employee’s first FPS
03/07/2015

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  Using an incorrect PAYE tax code and starter declaration code for new employees may cause an automated PAYE tax code to be sent which then...

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Basic PAYE Tools – guidance updated
03/07/2015

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    The Basic PAYE Tool User Guide has been updated with full instructions for annual reporting and for Earlier Year Updates. Follow the links below for...

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New style of email message from HMRC
03/07/2015

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   Employers who subscribe to the HMRC Business Help and Support Emails should be aware that from 1 July 2015 HMRC will be issuing emails...

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