05 April, 2019: This April, a number of new employment law changes come into effect that you need to be aware of, in addition to all the usual tax and National Insurance changes!
04 April, 2019: The end of the tax year is fast approaching. If you are paying your PA in the next few days, you will need to remember to put ‘Yes’ in the ‘Final submission for year’ field in your payroll software and think about how to communicate any week 53 issue there may be.
11 March, 2019: The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal in Chatfeild-Roberts v Phillips & Universal Aunts Limited that a live-in carer was an employee of the client, even though they viewed her as self-employed. This case is a useful reminder that employment status is not a choice - a court will consider the reality of the working arrangements, rather than the intentions of the parties, when determining employment status.
06 March, 2019: 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.
06 March, 2019: HMRC have recently released their annual guidance document, P9X, which explains which tax codes employers must change, how to change them and which codes to carry forward ready for the new tax year on 6 April 2019.
06 March, 2019: On the 9 March 2019 at The Guild Hall, Worcester becomes the latest venue for popular 55+ and Retirement Roadshow.
18 February, 2019: HMRC have produced a series of YouTube videos, webinars and an online course to help you get started as an employer
15 February, 2019: HMRC have produced a series of interactive online guides to help you understand your obligations as an employer; to get to grips with the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage; and to understand the ins and outs of Statutory Sick Pay.
14 February, 2019: HMRC have produced a series of four videos to help you check if you are paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) correctly
13 February, 2019: HMRC are running a series of webinars designed for employers