Campaign warning about pension scams

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Don’t let scammers enjoy yours or your employees’ retirement The Pensions Regulator has joined together with the Financial Conduct Authority to launch the ScamSmart campaign in order to warn savers about pension scams. As an employer you pay in to your employees’ pension, with contributions rising again next April. Don’t let yours and your employees’ money go to waste at … Read More

New employee payslip legislation in April

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New employee payslip legislation for April 2019 New legislation is being introduced in April 2019 changing the requirements of employee payslips. The changes require all workers which include permanent, casual and zero hours employees to be provided with fully itemised payslips. These itemised payslips follow recommendations made by the Taylor Review of modern employment practices, which called for employers to … Read More

Pensions Regulator warns of fake exemption certificates for Auto Enrolment

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued a warning about fake exemption certificates of Auto Enrolment workplace pension duties. They have advised they are investigating a number of instances of employers being approached by companies offering to sell them  ‘Certificates of Auto Enrolment Exemption’ in relation to workplace pension duties. These employers have been convinced to purchase documents which the scammers claim … Read More

HMRC Employee PAYE code changes

HMRC are changing the way they issue HMRC PAYE tax codes for employees with effect from end of May 2017. PAYE tax codes will now be issued every time there is a change to an employees’ circumstances that affect their tax. What’s changing? From the end of May 2017, HMRC will be using the real time information (RTI) that’s submitted from … Read More

Switching from HMRC Tools to Sage 50 Payroll

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Switching from HMRC Tools to Sage 50 Payroll which is leading to new tax codes being issued for employees.  This is a known issue. If you want to read further you can download our free guide to fix this error! The error is occurring because of inconsistent data in RTI Payroll ID field*.  This has led to employees receiving new … Read More

Legislation Changes to National Living Wage 2017

What’s changing? The government introduced the National Living Wage (NLW) for employees of 25 years of age or older, effective from 1st April 2016. From the 1st April 2017 the NLW will increase further.

What is Pension Auto Enrolment?

Here is a quick reference guide to get you started. Under the Pensions Act 2008 all employers will have to provide a workplace pension for eligible staff by 2018. This is called Automatic Enrolment (Auto Enrolment).

Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) changes 2018

Here is what you need to know about Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) changes What is it? Although VAT is the most common form of tax, it’s not applicable on insurance — that’s where IPT comes in… There are two rates of IPT: A standard rate (currently 9.5%) which is applied to pet, motor, mobile, contents, buildings and private medical insurance … Read More

National Minimum Wage Changes

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There are some legislative changes taking effect from 1st October 2016 affecting the National Minimum Wage. Here are all the basics to bring you up to speed.