Editorial for Newsletter #330

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Last week’s newsletter was dedicated to the Pre-Budget Report, so the many items included this week look back over two weeks of announcements from government and other sources. There is, however, a little more to say about the PBR changes, so don’t miss that item.

We are heavy on consultations this week. HMRC has published several consultation documents, three of which are relevant to payroll, in particular one that proposes changes to P35 reporting procedures and the imposition of penalties for late monthly payments across all employers. If you have something to say on this subject, do write to HMRC and make your views known. Another consultation, to which only payroll system developers appear to have been invited to respond, involves a reduction in the deadlines for paying over monies deducted under DEOs to the Child Support Agency.

The February 2009 increases to statutory payments and awards have also been announced, including an increase in the statutory redundancy pay ceiling to £350.

Our Employer FAQ this week is the second of two questions on the use of dispensations to reduce the scale of P11D and P9D reporting. If you have a dispensation, do you know where the actual document is? Read the article and consider the implications.

The UK Payroll News is sponsored by HRD & Payroll Solutions

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