Countdown to the Abolition of Contracting-Out
28/10/2014

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HMRC’s latest Countdown Bulletin gives two important and imminent deadlines:       Only 6 months to go before HMRC require the actual Scheme Contracting Out number (SCON) on...

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Coding Out
28/10/2014

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The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment) No. 3 Regulations 2011 allow HMRC to ‘code-out’ Self-Assessment and Tax Credit debts where the value is...

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RTI and the Employee’s Address
28/10/2014

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On 08 October 2014, HMRC’s Software Developer Support Team (SDST) issued a communication to software developers regarding the way that HMRC will update employee address...

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Shared Parental Leave and Pay – Northern Ireland
28/10/2014

Shared Parential Leave Ireland

The Children and Families Act 2014 was enacted in March 2014 and contained the primary legislation for the introduction of Shared Parental (leave and pay). ...

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EPS Changes October 2014, Parental Leave Extended, Auto-Enrolment Consultation, Learn’s New International Qualification, Student Loan Threshold 2015/16, OTS Calls for Review of RTI and OTS Publishes Competitiveness Review Final Report
21/10/2014

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We are currently surviving the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo as it disrupts travel and life across the UK.  Further, the Government is apparently advising that...

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Employer Payment Summary Tax Month Indicator
21/10/2014

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  There are two changes to the Employer Payment Summary (EPS) software specification that employers should be aware of, both of which are effective October 2014: Period...

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Parental Leave Extended
21/10/2014

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    On 08 March 2013, the Government increased unpaid parental leave from 13 to 18 weeks via The Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013...

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Auto-Enrolment Threshold Consultation
21/10/2014

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   The Pensions Act 2008 and the Northern Ireland equivalent, requires the annual review of the Auto-Enrolment thresholds.  These are, currently, set in The Automatic...

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Student Loan Threshold 2015/16
21/10/2014

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   The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 specifies how the 2011/12 annual Student Loan threshold of £15,000 will increase up to 2015/16: the threshold...

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NEW International Qualification
28/10/2014

International Payroll Qualification

In today’s global marketplace the rapid deployment of assignees cross border as short term, medium term, long terms assignees or commuter workers is an increasingly...

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OTS Call for a Review of RTI
21/10/2014

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    After the debacle of HMRC admitting that some P800s had been issued incorrectly (there is still no definitive statement on how many are incorrect),...

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OTS Competitiveness of UK Tax Administration Review
21/10/2014

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On 09 October, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its final report on the competitiveness of the UK tax administration system.  Earlier in 2014,...

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And our Winner Is, HMRC Blunder affects Thousands, Travel and Subsistence Review, Class 1B National Insurance Contributions and DWP Consultation on NEST Restrictions
14/10/2014

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Just when you are on the verge of thinking that RTI is OK (well, it must be OK because they have started the penalty regime...

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And the winner is…
14/10/2014

LEARN SOLID-TRAINING THAT WORKS FOR YOU 2014

    This is to congratulate Lisa Howarth from Speedy Hire Ltd who entered our competition at the CIPP Annual Conference last week.  She is now...

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Travel and Subsistence Review
14/10/2014

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   At Budget 2014, the Government announced that it intended to review the rules underlying the taxation of travel and subsistence expenses.  The Office of...

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Class 1B National Insurance Contributions
14/10/2014

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   Remember that Class 1B National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are due for payment by 19 October 2014.  If making the payment electronically, funds must be...

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DWP Consultation on Removing NEST Restrictions
14/10/2014

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  The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) is a trust-based, occupational pension scheme that was established by the Government to support Auto-Enrolment.  The Primary legislation is...

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HMRC Error Leads to Incorrect 2013/14 Tax Summaries
14/10/2014

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Update 10/10/2014 On 09 October 2014, following pressure from industry professionals, HMRC issued a statement (see Further Information below).  This says that the issue only affects...

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