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Preparing for changes to the Employment Allowance

Posted: 2nd Apr 2020 by Clare Walker Payroll
Payroll

From April 2020, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are introducing new rules and processes for claiming the employment allowance. What’s changing? Employers who’s secondary (Employer contributions only) National Insurance bill was £100,000 or more in the previous tax year are no longer eligible to claim the employment allowance. Employment allowance is now considered a type of State Aid …. Read more

National Living and National Minimum Wage Update

Posted: 2nd Apr 2020 by Clare Walker National Minimum Wage, Payroll

National Living and National Minimum Wage Increases Wage rates for all ages including apprentices will be going up on 1st April 2020. The Government has again accepted in full the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations to ensure a pay increase for the lowest paid workers that exceeds both inflation and average earnings. The rise follows the… Read more

Are you prepared for the 2019/20 payroll changes?

Posted: 27th Mar 2019 by Clare Walker Automatic Enrolment, National Minimum Wage, Payroll, Pensions, Taxation
Payroll

The new payroll year begins April 2019 and employers should be aware of the following changes: Income Tax National Insurance Employment Allowance Student Loan Repayments Postgraduate Loan Deductions Starter Checklist Statutory Payments Minimum Wage Payslips Tax-Free Childcare Schemes Automatic Enrolment Income Tax allowances The basic personal allowance for the tax year commencing 6th April 2019… Read more

National Minimum and National Living Wage Update

Posted: 25th Mar 2019 by Clare Walker National Minimum Wage, Payroll

National Minimum and National Living Wage Increases Wage rates for all ages including apprentices will be going up on 1st April 2019. More employers than ever before will be directly affected, as the Government has again accepted in full the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations to ensure a pay increase for the lowest paid workers that… Read more

Pensions: What businesses need to know ready for April

Posted: 21st Mar 2019 by Clare Walker Pensions

Employers need to be ready for the increased auto-enrolment pension contributions which apply from April 2019. How do the changes affect you? Pension Contributions Re-enrolment duties Future developments Pension Contributions As part of Auto Enrolment legislation, the minimum contributions for qualifying schemes are increasing on 6th April 2019. The table below shows the minimum contributions… Read more

Payroll Changes for 2018-19

Posted: 4th May 2018 by Clare Walker Payroll, Taxation
Payroll changes for 2018-19

Payroll Changes for 2018-19 What changes affecting your payroll do you need to know about for 2018-19? Legislation Payroll Changes for 2018-19 – An Introduction: Income Tax National Insurance Employment Allowance Termination Payments Student Loans Statutory Payments Minimum Wage Tax-Free Childcare Schemes Automatic Enrolment Income Tax Income Tax allowances The basic personal allowance for the… Read more

The Apprenticeship Levy – will this apply to your business?

Posted: 4th Apr 2017 by Clare Walker Payroll, Taxation
Apprenticeship Levy

  The way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing.   Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.   The key points about the Apprenticeship Levy…   HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are introducing the… Read more

National Minimum Wage Update

Posted: 4th Oct 2016 by Clare Walker Payroll
national-minimum-wage

National Minimum Wage Update What is the National Minimum Wage and who does it apply to? The national minimum wage is the minimum rate of pay per hour someone is entitled to by law and depends on age and if they’re an apprentice. To be eligible to get the National Minimum Wage, the person has to be at… Read more

Payroll Changes for 2016-17

Posted: 5th Apr 2016 by Clare Walker Payroll
Payroll Changes

An introduction… Legislation Changes for 2016-17 What payroll changes will you see this year? Income Tax National Insurance Student Loans Form P46 Statutory Payments Employment Allowance Contractor Monthly Returns National Living Wage Income Tax Income Tax Allowances The basic personal allowance for the tax year starting 6 April 2016 has increased to £11,000 and the… Read more

Automatic Enrolment – Will your Payroll Software be Compatible?

Posted: 7th Mar 2016 by Clare Walker Automatic Enrolment, Payroll

Will your Payroll Software be compatible for Automatic Enrolment? To date, Basic PAYE Tools (BPT) users have not had access to software functionality that can help them carry out their automatic enrolment duties. Assessing your workforce and calculating contributions manually could lead to errors and non-compliance. Online Contributions Calculator Available With a large number of… Read more