20 December, 2018: December is upon us and you may be thinking about giving your PA a small gift for Christmas, such as a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine. Did you know you can provide this on a tax-free basis? Read on to find out more.
18 December, 2018: 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.
29 November, 2018: HMRC are trialling some new podcasts to help you meet your tax obligations, including one on payroll submissions.
28 November, 2018: Budget 2018 announced a number of changes to the main rates and allowances for the 2019/20 tax year.
27 November, 2018: The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have issued updated guidance to reflect the ‘Mencap’ case with regard to sleep-in shifts.
09 November, 2018: Penalties for missing or late PAYE payments can be harsh, but you are off the hook if this is your first offence.
08 November, 2018: The Court of Appeal has ruled that most workers will not be entitled to the minimum wage for sleep-in shifts. This overturns the decision that led HMRC to set up the Social Care Compliance Scheme (SCCS); but despite this, the SCCS remains open. Are you confused? You are not alone!
05 November, 2018: The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his Budget to Parliament on Monday 29 October 2018.
26 October, 2018: Should you ever find yourself needing to pay some minimum wage arrears to your PA, you need to understand how to calculate them and what should happen with tax, National Insurance and related matters such as pensions.
25 October, 2018: We have become aware of a telephone scam, purporting to be from the police telling the listener that HMRC have taken out a warrant for their arrest. The message then gives a warrant number and requests the listener to contact HMRC. Do not respond!