Latest payroll news

22 August, 2017: HMRC have released their latest Employer Bulletin (Issue 67). The bulletin is well worth a read as it is the main way HMRC communicate with employers on a regular basis.

Automatic enrolment – back to basics

17 August, 2017: The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) have produced an excellent webcast that explains the basics around automatic enrolment duties and have kindly agreed that we share it with you.

HMRC blows its trumpet – but if the tune falls flat for you, let us know!

07 August, 2017: The latest Your Charter Report has been issued. It is published at the same time as HMRC’s Annual Report and Accounts and The Tax Adjudicator’s Report. All of these reports give us insight into HMRC’s relationship with the taxpayer and how this is developing. In a nutshell, things are looking better customer service wise – but does this resonate with you?

Minimum wage for ‘sleep-in’ shifts – update

31 July, 2017: The Government have announced that they will temporarily suspend minimum wage enforcement activity and will waive historic financial penalties against employers concerning sleep-in pay.

Quarterly PAYE and Class 1A NIC payment reminder

20 July, 2017: If you pay PAYE over to HMRC quarterly rather than monthly, payments for the three month period 6 April 2017 to 5 July 2017 should be made to avoid the risk of being charged any late payment penalties.

PAYE paper filers, remember the filing deadline of 19 July

19 July, 2017: The first full quarterly payment summary forms RT2 for the 2017/18 tax year, covering the period 6 April 2017 to 5 July 2017, are due for filing by 19 July. If your form(s) do not reach HMRC by this date they may charge you a penalty.

Employers warned not to fall for exemption certificate scam

12 July, 2017: The following press release has recently appeared on The Pension Regulator's website.

Do you know your tax week from your tax month?

05 July, 2017: If not, you can use our payroll calendar to help you. This breaks down the tax year into tax weeks, tax months and tax quarters. All of this will help you identify the tax period for which your employee is being paid.

Reminder to report expenses and benefits for the 2016/17 tax year by 6 July 2017

04 July, 2017: You need to tell HMRC about any benefits and non-business expenses you’ve provided to your employees during the tax year ending 5 April 2017 by 6 July 2017.

PAYE service issues

23 June, 2017: A summary of PAYE issues