Category: Payroll & employment

CJRS: Deadline for November claims fast approaching


Claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for November must be submitted no later than 14 December 2020, it has been cautioned.

Advisory Fuel Rates: updates from 1 December 2020


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has updated the Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) which come into effect on 1 December 2020, for company car drivers requiring fuel costs from their employer. However, you can use the…

What do I need to know about buyouts and Employee Ownership Trusts?


There are many different ways in which a business can be acquired, and there are several key ownership structures that businesses follow, but what do you need to know about buy-outs and Employee Ownership Trusts?

Recruitment figures up but “still below pre-Covid levels”, says BCC study


More firms attempted to recruit staff in the past three months compared to Q2 2020, but overall recruitment figures still fall below pre-Covid levels, a major study has revealed.

Employers should be mindful of 29 February 2020


2020 is a leap year, which means there is an additional day in February – the 29th. For many, this will have absolutely no impact on their pay, but employers are being urged to exercise…

5 things you should know about the changes to holiday pay calculations


Employers could be caught out by changes to how holiday is calculated. Those with staff who work variable hours are particularly at risk. We look at what you can do to make sure your holiday…

What employers need to know for the new tax year


There are a number of key tax changes and employer obligations to keep in mind now we have moved into the new tax year. Here we highlight some of the important points you should know,…

Further increase to auto enrolment minimum contributions


A second increase to auto enrolment (AE) minimum contributions will come into effect on 6th April 2019. Employers will need to be ready for the increase and notify staff of the changes. Our article in…

Over 600 businesses caught out by minimum wage rules


  National Minimum Wage (NMW) enforcement activity has reached new levels. During 2018, NMW was the second highest cause of HMRC compliance investigations, resulting in hundreds of businesses facing lengthy and costly reviews, fines, and…