Category: Payroll & employment

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…

National Minimum Wage: Time for action as HMRC moves the goalposts


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC’s) change of policy and automatic naming and shaming means it’s time to review procedures for any business with employees paid at National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates. HMRC have today released…

Gender pay gap reporting – what’s involved?


The gender pay gap has attracted much attention from the press in recent months. As the deadline for the first gender pay gap report fast approaches, are you aware of your reporting requirements and do…

Be ready for the increase in minimum contributions for auto enrolment pensions


By the end of March 2017 more than 7 million workers had been successfully automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. But from April 2018 the minimum pension contributions are set to increase. As an employer,…

Making use of tax-free Long-Service Awards


While the tax exemption to mark long-service is designed to accommodate the gift of the traditional gold watch or carriage clock, it’s also possible to give your employee a more tailored award that will help…