Questions from our Forum – 28/11/11Sunday, November 27th, 2011
The following is a selection of questions that have been posted to our Forum over the past week. Can you contribute to any of the discussions?…………
An employer wants to pay a lump sum amount in respect of business mileage every month. This would be subject to tax and NICs. However, if he changes the business mileage reimbursement rate each month so that the total comes to this lump sum amount, is this OK to go through the payroll as non-taxable?
I have a client who plans to pay a fixed sum for business miles each month, eg £30. By definition, I think that makes it a lump payment and fully taxable and Niable. However, this lump sum is well below what the client could pay if he used the 45p per mile rate. So the client intends to keep full records and change the mileage rate each month so that it works out as £30!
- In the case of a redundancy, does the final payment to the employee have to be made on their last day with the company, or is the normal payday OK?
- Can a personal arrangement between a council and an employee in receipt of a CTAEO override the CTAOE rules themselves?
- When calculating the 12 week average hourly rate, do you use a standard week where there is no absence or is it adjusted if there is absence in the week?