Indirect Discrimination – Expansion in Scope?
03/09/2015

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Thanks to Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Update for this note. The ECJ has handed down an important decision, dealing with indirect discrimination, in CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD...

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Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars from 1 September 2015
03/09/2015

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HMRC have issued details of the latest Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars. For one month from the date of change, employers may use either the previous or...

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Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
03/09/2015

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HMRC has amended the Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) section of the manual calculation guidance for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). Follow the link below to view the...

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490 Employee travel – tax and NICs guide for employers
03/09/2015

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HMRC has updated the 490 guide on the tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) treatment of business travel by employees. Follow the link below to view...

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Biometric Residence Permit rollout now complete
03/09/2015

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Since 2008, the Home Office has been phasing in the Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), which replaces a range of older less secure immigration documents and...

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Guidance on examining identity documents
03/09/2015

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Secure identity documents are presented as proof of identity, nationality, status within the UK and for employment. Document verification is crucial in ensuring that the...

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Newcastle Employment Tribunal
03/09/2015

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Newcastle Employment Tribunal is moving from Quayside to: Kings Court Earl Grey Way Royal Quays North Shields Tyne and Wear NE29 6AR During the move, the tribunal will have no access to...

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Scotland to Abolish Employment Tribunal Fees
03/09/2015

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Thanks to Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Update for this article. In 'A Stronger Scotland: The Government's Programme for Scotland 2015-16', the Scottish Government has announced it...

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Tribunal Fees – Unison loses Court of Appeal case
03/09/2015

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Thanks to Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Update for this article. The Court of Appeal has dismissed Unison's appeals against its judicial review applications challenging the legality...

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Employment status and false self-employment
03/09/2015

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Research published by Citizens Advice highlights just how important it is for employers to have a good understanding of the employment status of workers, however it is...

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HMRC Employer Bulletin: August 2015
03/09/2015

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HMRC produce a bi-monthly magazine for employers and agents giving up-to-date information on payroll topics. HMRC publishes their Employer Bulletin 6 times a year, giving employers...

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HMRC working with tax agents
03/09/2015

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Agent Online Self-Serve (AOSS) live service still needs volunteers to test Recently HMRC launched an enhanced private beta service which provides a monthly breakdown of employers’...

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Concession about treating certain employment income as trading income
25/08/2015

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   In October 2014 HMRC proposed to withdraw an extra-statutory concession which they believed to be used by only a very small number of people - EIM...

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TPR response to the basic automatic enrolment tool consultation
25/08/2015

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    TPR consulted in April and May this year, on proposals to develop a basic tool to support users of HMRC’s Basic PAYE Tools (BPT). Around...

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Tax chaos for pension raiders as HMRC makes inaccurate charges
25/08/2015

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   (from The Telegraph) The over-55s should watch out for inaccurate tax deductions on pension withdrawals. Every saver who uses the new pension freedoms faces inaccurate tax...

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Annual Allowance charges for the 2014 to 2015 tax year – Scheme Members
25/08/2015

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   You may know that from 6 April 2014 the annual allowance for tax relief on pension savings in a registered pension scheme was reduced...

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America sneezes and Britain catches a cold…
25/08/2015

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   Or so the expression goes, given the recent shakeup in holiday pay entitlements and shared parental leave it will be interesting to see how...

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Higher Rate Direct Earnings Attachments (DEAs)
18/08/2015

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 The Department for Work and Pensions has recently provided a document to the Software Industry outlining the requirements for payroll software changes as a result...

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