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We are about to start our fourth month of calculating furlough pay for employers who have been furloughing staff on and off since early March.  From 1st July we will have an even more challenging set of calculations if employers have employees working some of their normal hours and furloughing them the rest. We will be able to do the calculations but how well will flexible furlough work for small businesses?…
The last six weeks has been the most overwhelming time I have had in the 16 years since I have been in business.  The sheer volume of work created by the current situation which has not only significantly increased the time needed to do payroll four-fold but dealing with the almost continuous telephone calls and emails in that first two weeks from clients who just needed to talk things through and get some advice.  I really enjoy talking to clients…
Today the HMRC online portal opened for claiming the grant against 80% of a furloughed employees wages, the employers' NI and the employers' pension contribution. From the reaction of employers you would think that today was the only day a claim could be made!  Perhaps they think…
Those of you who have more than a couple of employees and run your own payroll will probably be finding the current situation a bit of a minefield.  Not only are we starting a new tax year this month with its changes in National Insurance contributions, changes to student loan thresholds, a change to they way holiday is calculated…
HMRC have confirmed the tax and NI thresholds for 2020-21 and some details of statutory parental bereavement pay.…
Employment allowance can be claimed by business which have a payroll with at least one employee or two directors earning over the secondary threshold.  The £3,000 allowance is set against your Class 1 National Insurance contributions…
The new payroll year begins on 6 April 2020 and employers should be aware of the changes they will need to make to pay rates.…
It is more than 3 years ago that small businesses began to have an obligation to set up an auto enrolment pension scheme for their employees.  There was a lot of information available to employers at the time through the media as well as by post so there couldn't have been anyone who wasn't aware that they had a legal duty to set up a pension scheme for their employees who were eligible to join a scheme. In February 2016 I was invited to give evidence to…
HMRC is not always right when it comes to what you owe them.  Over the years we have had lots of situations where HMRC have told our clients they have underpaid PAYE when they haven't.  Although, to be fair, they do notify clients when they have overpaid too. …
With the changes to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage just around the corner HMRC have published the top ten ways an employer may not be paying the minimum wage even though they think they are. Here are the top ten common mistakes employers make:…
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