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Personal allowances and tax bands 2015/16

See personal allowances and tax bands for 2016/17 here. For those born after 5 April 1948 the personal allowance will be increased from £10,000 to £10,600. The reduction in the personal allowance for those with 'adjusted net income' over £100,000 will continue. The...

Can employers reclaim SSP? – SSP recovery abolished

The Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS), which allows employers to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) in certain circumstances, was abolished from 6 April 2014. Assuming your business is eligible, you should ensure you claim the Employment Allowance which commenced on 6...

Employment tribunal review in Bear Scotland v Fulton case

Commenting on the ruling from Employment Appeal Tribunal in the Bear Scotland versus Fulton case, Stephen Charles, Partner at Hawsons Chartered Accountants, has warned of the potential ramifications for many UK businesses. The Employment Appeal Tribunal has today (4th...

As National Minimum Wage rises, so do the penalties

What happens if I don't pay National Minimum Wage (NMW)? Here we highlight the employer requirements to ensure you don’t face any of the new Government penalties. The NMW is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid. The Government...

RTI penalties for small employers delayed

HMRC have confirmed that employers with fewer than 50 employees will face automated in-year penalties for late real-time PAYE returns from 6 March 2015 which is later than had originally been anticipated. Those who employ 50 or more people will face penalties from 6...

Details of PAYE messages for employers

HMRC will shortly start alerting employers where their records show that they have failed to make their PAYE or Construction Industry Scheme payments in full by their due date. HMRC review the payments after each monthly (or quarterly) payment deadline has passed....

Pay your PAYE on time or face in-year interest on late payments

HMRC have issued further guidance on late payment interest on PAYE and CIS payments for 2014/15 onwards and how to avoid it. HMRC now charges interest on any late PAYE and Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) payments. To avoid an interest charge employers should pay by...

Shared parental leave – reforms of current system

The current system of statutory pay and leave entitlements for employed parents is to be reformed for babies due (or adopted children placed) on or after 5 April 2015. The following guidance in contained in the lengthy Employer Bulletin so we have reproduced it in...

P11d deadline approaching – 6 July 2014

The forms P11D, and where appropriate P9D, which report details of expenses and benefits provided to employees and directors for the year ended 5 April 2014, are due for submission to HMRC by 6 July 2014. The process of gathering the necessary information can take...

National minimum wage in 2014

The Government has approved a rise in the National Minimum Wage rates which will come into effect on 1 October 2014: a 19p (3%) increase in the adult rate (from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour) a 10p (2%) increase in the rate for 18 to 20 year olds (from £5.03 to £5.13 per...

Employers no longer able to reclaim SSP

The Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS), which allows employers to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) in certain circumstances, was abolished from 6 April 2014. If you're looking to outsource your payroll please click here. Assuming your business is eligible, you should...

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