Auto enrolment - animated tutorial available on fluctuating hours and pay

26 January, 2017: The Pensions Regulator have produced an animated tutorial for employers explaining what happens when your staff’s hours and pay vary, and how it can affect when they must be put into a pension scheme and how much you both have to pay in.

Don’t forget about your payroll deadlines

18 January, 2017: RT2 and PAYE payment may be due this month – we explain what you have to do.

HMRC issue December ‘Employer Bulletin’

28 December, 2016: HMRC have issued the latest Employer Bulletin – ‘Your route to the latest in payroll news‘. In general, these bulletins contain lots of useful information to help employers meet their payroll obligations, such as updates on forthcoming changes to the rules and guidance in dealing with particular payroll issues.

Dealing with time off over Christmas

23 December, 2016: This year, Christmas Day (25 December 2016) falls on a Sunday, and Boxing day (26 December 2016) falls on a Monday, which means the two bank holidays for these days will be 26 and 27 December. But what if your PA wants to take time off on those bank holidays? Are you clear on the rules?

Christmas gifts to employees – automatically free of tax in 2016!

23 December, 2016: We remind employers that this is the first Christmas that you can provide a small gift to your employees free of tax.

HMRC to continue to work with RAD to improve access for deaf customers

20 December, 2016: hmrc-to-continue-to-work-with-rad-to-improve-access-for-deaf-customers

Do your employees know about their ‘Personal Tax Account’?

23 November, 2016: If you are an employer it is worth letting your employees know about their Personal Tax Account (PTA).

Becoming an employer – free HMRC e-learning course available

11 November, 2016: If you're employing someone for the first time you might have a lot of questions about PAYE tax, National Insurance and running a payroll. If you aren't sure where to start, this online resource for employers from HMRC is for you!

LITRG responds to Benefit in Kind consultations

08 November, 2016: LITRG have recently responded to two government consultations with care and support employer interest, one on 'Simplifying the PAYE Settlement (PSA) Agreement process' and one on 'Salary sacrifice for the provision of benefits in kind'.

Free auto enrolment seminars

03 November, 2016: The law on workplace pensions has changed and all employers in the UK, including care and support employers, must now put certain staff into a pension scheme. This is called auto enrolment. Disability Rights UK with support from The Pensions Regulator have organised a series of seminars around England to explain the system.