2017/18 Rates and Thresholds for Employers

16 March, 2017: The rates and thresholds for employers for 2017/18 are now available.

Free Workplace Pension seminars

03 March, 2017: 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, in partnership with the Pensions Regulator, have organised a series of free seminars this March to explain the auto-enrolment system and answer any questions people may have.

Improving Lives: Work, health and disability green paper

02 March, 2017: The LITRG responded to the green paper on halving the disability employment gap in order to highlight what we see as some current barriers to work in areas such as income tax, VAT, NIC and tax credits.

Direct Recovery of Debts on PAYE debts

23 February, 2017: An article in February’s Employer Bulletin explaining that HMRC can now take outstanding PAYE debts directly out of people’s bank accounts may have worried some employers out there. However please let us reassure you that this move is not aimed at care and support employers who have got into difficulty.

Watch out for NEST pension phishing emails

22 February, 2017: Employers who have signed up to use NEST pensions as part of the auto-enrolment programme, should be aware that scammers are sending out emails purporting to be from NEST pensions, saying that an amount (far in excess of normal contributions) will be taken from the recipients bank account.

Payroll: what to do as the end of the tax year approaches

21 February, 2017: HMRC have recently released their annual guidance document, P9X, setting out the payroll tasks that employers need to do to get ready for the new tax year.

Requesting alternative format documents from HMRC

17 February, 2017: HMRC's ‘Visually Impaired Media Unit’ can convert documents into alternative formats, including large print. But how do you contact them?

HMRC issue February ‘Employer Bulletin’

16 February, 2017: 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.

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.