Workplace pension saving at a 10 year high
28/07/2015

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   It is generally accepted that Auto-enrolment into pension schemes is fulfilling the Government’s objectives of getting workers to think more about their future. Figures...

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TPR Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-2015
28/07/2015

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This is a week for statistics and reports. Not only do we have the statistics from the Office for National Statistics, but we also have the...

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Commons Select Committee launches Inquiry into Tribunal Fees
28/07/2015

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    Thanks to Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Bulletin for this article. The Commons Justice Select Committee has launched an inquiry into court and tribunal fees, with...

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Routine changes to Pension Schemes Online
28/07/2015

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   At the end of July 2015, HMRC will be making some important changes to Pension Schemes Online. The detail can be found in item...

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A former Morrisons senior auditor jailed for eight years after posting sensitive data relating to 100,000 staff on the internet.
28/07/2015

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  Andrew Skelton, who was formerly a senior internal auditor with Morrisons  published personal sensitive information of tens of thousands of employees on data sharing websites,...

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IKEA sets a pay “benchmark for retailers”
28/07/2015

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   IKEA has announced it will join the relatively low number of employers paying the Living Wage from April 2016. All workers will receive a...

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Time off for antenatal appointments
21/07/2015

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  This anecdotal information has now been picked up by Acas with their own helpline also reporting that many employers may be unaware of the new...

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Driving licence check code extended from 72 hours to 21 days
21/07/2015

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For many years we had a strange system in the UK whereby drivers were given a two part driving licence, paper and plastic card. The...

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Consultation on pensions tax relief
21/07/2015

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  As we reported a couple of weeks ago when the Summer Budget was presented, the Government is consulting on whether there is a case for...

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Royal Court of Jersey and zero hours contracts
21/07/2015

Zero hours contracts seem to be in the news quite a lot at the moment, especially with the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015...

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The National Living Wage (NLW)
21/07/2015

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  As we reported in our Summer Budget special, The Government announced that, from April 2016, there will be a new National Living Wage (NLW) for...

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The Pensions Regulator launch Facebook page
21/07/2015

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      The Pension Regulator has set up a Facebook Page which links to YouTube videos covering key auto enrolment steps for both employers and business advisers. The...

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Draft legislation to implement Office of Tax Simplification recommendations, Time to Pay Arrangements – Mandatory Direct Debit, Pension Wise help for over 50s
15/07/2015

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The news from Cornwall (Kernow). Now I’m not normally one to complain but this weekend I was moved to complain to BT. Why, because my broadband...

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Draft legislation to implement Office of Tax Simplification recommendations
15/07/2015

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  Two years ago the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) put forward 43 recommendations for tax simplification. The Coalition Government accepted some of these proposals and...

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Time to Pay Arrangements – Mandatory Direct Debit
15/07/2015

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  HMRC are changing their “time to pay” arrangements. The following letter has been sent out by HMRC’s Business Help and Support team I want to give...

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Pension Wise help for over 50s
15/07/2015

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  Pension wise should be a first port of call for consumers, offering free and impartial information and guidance to people with a defined contribution pension...

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Summer Budget Newsletter – 8 July 2015
09/07/2015

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There used to be a time when the Budget was a closely guarded secret until the Chancellor delivered it to Parliament. These days so much...

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