HMRC issue February ‘Employer Bulletin’

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.

You can download and read the Employer Bulletin on screen or print it off. For employers using screen reading software, the Employer Bulletin is compatible with most software packages.

This edition discusses how to prepare for making your last Full Payment Submission (FPS) or Employer Payment Summary (EPS) of the tax year, provides employers with explanations of common Pensions Relief Scheme terms and highlights the increase in the National Minimum and Living Wage due on 1 April.

Other topics in this edition include:

Reporting expenses and benefits
Student loan notices
Postgraduate loans
Starter checklist
PAYE desktop viewer update
Sharing PAYE information with Student Loans Company
Basic PAYE Tools
Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge
P9 Notice of Coding
Payrolling BIK
Tax Free Childcare
Scottish Income Tax
Welsh Rate of Income Tax
Extending security deposit legislation
Child Benefit and Protecting State Pension
New entitlement to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay
Access to Work
Construction Industry Scheme webinars
Preparing businesses for EU exit

The bulletin is well worth a read as it is the main way HMRC communicate with employers on a regular basis. It can be found on GOV.UK.