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Three important non-tax changes to note as we head into the new tax year

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!

End of tax year – important points to note

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.

Courts rule ‘self-employed’ carer is employee

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.

HMRC issue February ‘Employer Bulletin’

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.

HMRC issue 2019/20 P9X tax code guidance

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.

Next 55+ and Retirement Roadshow: 9 March, Worcester – Save the date!

06 March, 2019: On the 9 March 2019 at The Guild Hall, Worcester becomes the latest venue for popular 55+ and Retirement Roadshow.

Getting started as an employer – HMRC resources

18 February, 2019: HMRC have produced a series of YouTube videos, webinars and an online course to help you get started as an employer

HMRC online guides

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.

Check if you’re paying the minimum wage correctly – HMRC videos

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

Help and support for employing people – HMRC webinars

13 February, 2019: HMRC are running a series of webinars designed for employers