Personal budgets trial for Access to Work recipients

17 February, 2016: The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith has confirmed in a statement to Parliament, that from 1st February 2016, the Department for Work and Pensions has begun testing the use of personal budgets within Access to Work.

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

16 February, 2016: HMRC have recently released the annual guidance for employers setting out the payroll tasks that need to be carried out to end the current tax year and get ready for the new tax year.

Payrolling Benefits in Kind guidance

15 February, 2016: From April 2016/17, you can choose to account for the tax on some employee benefits through the payroll, instead of reporting them on a Form P11D. This is called “payrolling benefits in kind”.

2016/17 Rates and thresholds for employers

12 February, 2016: The tax, National Insurance, and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates and thresholds for employers for 2016/17 are now available on GOV.UK.

HMRC live webinar on main payroll changes for 2016/17 – save the date!

05 February, 2016: Dates for a live webinar for employers, providing an overview of the main payroll changes coming in for the new tax year, have now been released.

Auto Enrolment – Small employers and workplace pension duties – The Pensions Regulator

04 February, 2016: Around 12,000 small and micro employers became subject to the new legal auto-enrolment duties last summer.

Employer provided living accommodation – call for evidence

03 February, 2016: LITRG has responded to a government call for evidence which has been published to find out whether there is a case for making any changes to the current rules on employer provided living accommodation.

Employment Allowance: increase to £3,000

02 February, 2016: HMRC have published a note which details the increase in Employment Allowance from £2,000 to £3,000 from April 2016.

National Minimum Wage information for employers

01 February, 2016: A factsheet has been published which explains about the checks HMRC carry out to make sure that employers are paying workers at least the National Minimum Wage.

Have you seen the pension monster?

28 January, 2016: You may have noticed a giant, colourful, hairy monster on your TV screens recently, who has been introduced to help remind employers they have new workplace pension duties.