Weekly Summary and Forum HighlightsMonday, July 19th, 2010
Is an employee entitled to SSP if the employer deliberately does not pay wages during the relevant period and is later forced by a tribunal to make the payments? The answer is disturbing.
Two Finance Acts in one year is not an unusual situation but it looks as if there will be three Finance Acts in 2010. I cannot find any evidence that it has ever happened before. The Government is consulting on the workability of the legislative changes that were planned by the last government and that are to be included in the next Finance Bill. There is still no sign of the promised change to the “generally available” condition for childcare vouchers, so we have written to HM Treasury to ask whether it has simply been forgotten or has been dropped.
Questions posted over the past week
4. A lecturer’s NICs table letter is D but a payment is also made for work as a consultant. Is the table letter D for both jobs or D for one and A for the other? (This topic also considers the question: is it the employee who is contracted out or the job that is contracted out?)
7. Why does my payslip show my “gross pay” and my “gross pay for tax” as the same figure when I am entitled to the full personal tax allowance?
8. If an NMW officer has obtained information in support of an employee’s claim for non-payment of the NMW, is the employee entitled to see that information?