Essential Guides for 2015/16
24/02/2015

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      A number of tables and guidance booklets for 2015/16 have been made available on Gov.UK, detailed below: CWG2 – Further Guide to PAYE and...

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List 3 Updated
24/02/2015

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  The Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (sections 343 and 344) allows for annual subscriptions to be provided free of tax and National Insurance...

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Official Rate of Interest 2015/16
24/02/2015

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  HMRC’s official rate of interest affects the reportable value of beneficial loans – i.e. a loan that is provided at an interest rate that is...

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Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) February 2015 (2
24/02/2015

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

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HMRC Climbdown on RTI Penalties
24/02/2015

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   In a surprise and jumbled announcement, HMRC have made some significant changes to their current late filing and proposed late payment penalty regimes. Late Filing...

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Pensions Flexibility Newsletters
24/02/2015

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  HMRC have issued some interesting reading for those employers/providers who believe that they will be impacted by the increased pensions flexibility that is available from...

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Marriage Allowance Open for Registration
24/02/2015

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  At Autumn Statement 2013, the Chancellor announced a new 'Transferrable' tax allowance that would apply to married and Civil Partners.  This is where a proportion...

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Direct Recovery of Debt (DRD) renamed Enforcement by Deduction from Accounts (EDA)
24/02/2015

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   Budget 2014 announced that HMRC would be given new powers whereby they would be able to recover tax and Tax Credit debts directly from...

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Employment Law Payments and Awards Great Britain, Employer Bulletin February 2015, The Payment Date New Guidance, Problems Identifying Scottish Taxpayers and 2015/16 Rates and Thresholds on Gov.UK (2).
17/02/2015

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What a week it was for HMRC last week.  The HMRC Chief Executive’s grilling at the Public Accounts Committee (by Margaret Hodge MP) was excruciating...

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Employment Law Payments and Awards 2015 (Great Britain)
17/02/2015

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   Section 34 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 provide for an increase or decrease in the following statutory limits each year according to the...

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Employment Law Payments and Awards 2015 (Northern Ireland)
17/02/2015

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     At the time of writing, we were unable to find information for the rates that will apply in Northern...

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Employer Bulletin February 2015
17/02/2015

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   A good read over a cup of coffee this month is the latest Employer Bulletin from HMRC.  Topically, it includes information on a number...

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The Payment Date – February 2015
17/02/2015

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  The February 2015 Employer Bulletin issued some clarification following confusion about the information that should be declared on the FPS for Payment Date.  The section...

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Identifying Scottish Taxpayers – ‘More Complex’ Than Anticipated
17/02/2015

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    The Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) comes into effect from 06 April 2016.  The Scottish Government will be required to set a single...

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2015/16 Rates and Thresholds for Employers on Gov.UK (2)
17/02/2015

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   Further to our news items on 10 February 2015, we point out that the section ‘Statutory Maternity / Paternity and Adoption Pay’ section is...

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0.75% Charge Cap Regulations, Statutory Payment Rates in Legislation, 2015/16 Rates and Thresholds on Gov.UK, Countdown to the End of Contracting-Out (February Bulletin) and Changes to ACAS Early Conciliation Form.
10/02/2015

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We get accustomed to the odd delegate arriving late for a course and the reason is usually because of public transport issues, accidents or the...

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Charge Cap Draft Regulations
10/02/2015

  In September 2014, the Government confirmed that it is proceeding with its pension scheme charge cap on default Auto-Enrolment qualifying schemes.  This is effective April...

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