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In November 2020 the Chancellor announced the new rates for the National Minimum Wage which will take effect from April 2021.…
Calculating holiday entitlement can be confusing.  Employees are legally entitled to have 20 days paid holiday plus 8 bank holidays each year.  If the employee works part time their entitlement is based on the number of days each week they work.  For example, if they work 2 days a week they would be entitled to 2/5ths of 20 days and 2/5ths of the 8 bank holidays. Employees must take the minimum…
The Chancellor has announced new support for employers from 1st November after the current Job Retention Scheme ends on 31st October.  Yet another challenge for payroll providers just when we thought we might get a couple of months breather before the Job Retention Bonus after the end of January and the end of the tax year in March! The Job Support Scheme will run for six months and is designed to…
Several of our clients have received HMRC notifcations of late payment of their PAYE over the last few weeks.  In April, May and June this was often because employers were out of their usual routine and forgot to set up payments, although a couple did think they didn't have to pay when they were using the furlough scheme! More recently though we have had two employers…
We thought furlough was challenging but flexible furlough is proving even more so! As a payroll bureau working with businesses employing between 2 and 50 staff, furlough has been important for many of our clients during lockdown.  It has been interesting to see how…
Although lockdown has restricted business for many, as a payroll provider to a large number of businesses I know that some businesses have been taking on new employees over this period. There will also be individuals who have used this time to start their own business and will be planning for the costs involved in taking on their first employee as the business grows.  So if you are a potential new employer here are some points you need to think about along with the costs you need to plan for.…
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…
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