National Minimum Wage Rates October 2014
30/09/2014

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   The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 come into force on 01 October 2014 and amends the rates that are detailed in...

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Welsh Agricultural Rates
30/09/2014

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  The Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) in England and Wales was an independent body set to regulate the minimum wage paid to agricultural workers.  The annual...

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Scotland Agricultural Rates October 2014
30/09/2014

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   The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) has confirmed the new minimum wage rates for agricultural workers effective 01 October 2014: £7.14 per hour (an increase...

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Guernsey Minimum Wage
30/09/2014

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   The Minimum Wage (Guernsey) Law 2009 was enforced on 01 October 2010.  From this date, all qualifying workers have the right to be paid...

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Isle of Man Minimum Wage
30/09/2014

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    The Tynwald has approved the Minimum Wage Committee’s recommendations for changes from 01 October 2014.  This includes the introduction of a new age bracket...

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Jersey Minimum Wage
30/09/2014

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    Whilst talking about Minimum Wages that apply from the pay reference period starting on or after 01 October 2014, it is worth mentioning that...

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Republic of Ireland Minimum Wage
30/09/2014

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  Whilst talking about Minimum Wages that apply from the pay reference period starting on or after 01 October 2013, it is worth mentioning that the...

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Ante-natal Appointments – Time off to Accompany Pregnant Women
30/09/2014

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  Mothers currently have the right to ‘reasonable’ paid time off to attend ante-natal appointments.  They also have the right to protection against discrimination against unfair...

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Adoption Appointments
30/09/2014

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  Primary and secondary adopters are given new rights under The Children and Families Act, where they have been notified by an adoption agency that they...

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HMRC Issues RTI Penalty Deferral Generic Notification Messages
30/09/2014

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   As you will be aware, HMRC have delayed the automated penalty regime for late filing of the Full Payment Submission (FPS) for some employers. ...

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Pension Scheme Administrators – ‘Fit and Proper’ Requirements
30/09/2014

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   As announced at Budget 2014, the Finance Act 2014, Schedule 7, made insertions into the Finance Act 2004.  This gave HMRC powers to refuse...

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Reservists and Penalties for late RTI returns
17/09/2014

I have just returned from a long weekend up in Yorkshire with the main objective of going to the Harrogate Flower Show, the only one...

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Reservists
17/09/2014

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     Changes to the financial arrangements for employers who employ members of the Reserve Forces are due to come into force on 1st October...

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Penalties for late RTI returns
17/09/2014

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    HMRC were due to introduce automated penalties for all employers who submit returns late from 1 October. However, HMRC have announced a relaxation and will...

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Autumn Statement date, HMRC Advisory Mileage Rates
03/09/2014

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Last weekend I took my father and aunt to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppies at the Tower of London. Whilst...

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Autumn Statement
03/09/2014

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  The Autumn Statement will be delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Wednesday 3 December. This will be the last Autumn Statement before the...

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HMRC Advisory Mileage Rates
04/09/2014

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    HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates are reviewed every three months on 01 March, 01 June, 01 September and 01 December.  By way of a reminder,...

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