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Workplace Pensions – Contribution Increase This April will see the start of increased pension contributions for employers and their staff. The total minimum contribution will rise from 5% total to 8%. Increasing minimum contributions should be a straightforward task for employers but there are checks they will need to make with their pension and payroll

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Preparing businesses for EU Exit We have published our latest letter to UK businesses that trade only with the EU with details of important actions they need to take and changes to be aware of in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. It is our third letter to businesses on

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HMRC – EU Exit ? Update from HMRC

GOV‌.UK – The best place for businesses to find information about the UK leaving the EU HMRC has produced a range of communications resources to help businesses prepare for the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal. This includes: Step-by-step guides to importing and exporting Guidance for businesses that trade with the EU Letters to support

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HMRC – National Minimum Wage and sleep-in shifts

We know that some employers find it hard to know how to treat sleep-in shifts for workers who receive the National Minimum Wage, or who are close to the threshold. HMRC’s new presentation explains all you need to know.  The presentation outlines different scenarios to help determine if the minimum wage is applicable to some or all

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Pension Increase 2019

From April 2019, the amount people pay into workplace pensions will rise as a minimum contribution from Employees are increased from 3% to 5% under auto-enrolment rules.  Employers will also see their contributions go up from 2% to 3%.

HMRC – Self-employment business expenses

Whether you’re newly self-employed or you’ve been in business for a while, there’s always guidance on expenses available from HMRC. Our short recorded webinars are a quick and easy place to start: Part 1: What are allowable business expenses? Part 2: Common business expenses Part 3: Simplified expenses. If you’d like a more interactive experience,

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What a no-deal Brexit means for your firm

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HMRC – What s new for employers in 2019?

Now is a good time to look at the key changes affecting payroll for the 2019-20 tax year. Employers – what’s new for 2019-20? Join this live webinar for an overview of ‘what’s new’ – including the new rates for National Insurance, National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage and Statutory Payments, changes to expenses and benefits

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HMRC Employers Bulletin

Reporting expenses and benefits Don’t forget that you’ll also need to tell us about and pay any Class 1A National Insurance contributions due on any expenses and benefits your employees received during 2018-19 (including the payrolled ones). If you registered online on or before 5 April 2018, and you are using the Payrolling Benefits in

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HMRC – Making Statutory Payments Clear

Whether you are a new or experienced employer, there’s plenty of free, up-to-date help available from HMRC. Here are some live webinars you can join. You can ask questions using the on-screen text box: Statutory Sick Pay: We’ll show you what to do when an employee is unable to work due to illness, how to calculate

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Croner Taxwise – Self-Assessment Penalties

Based on recent years HMRC will potentially issue at least 1 million late filing penalties.  It is important to be ahead of the game in terms of advising clients who have failed to meet the filing obligation and to be able to address disputes with HMRC. Finance Act 2009, Schedule 55 and Schedule 56 reformed

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EU Exit ? Update from HMRC

HMRC letter provides the latest guidance to businesses about the UK leaving the EU We have published our latest letter to UK businesses that trade only with the EU, with details of important actions they need to take and changes to be aware of in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a

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HMRC – Staff events, travel and trivial benefits

If you’re an employer who provides expenses and benefits to your staff, we have live webinars and online support specifically for you. You can ask questions during the webinars using the on-screen text box. Expenses and benefits – trivial benefits: Do you know what counts as a trivial benefit? This webinar uses examples to explain what

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HMRC – Employers find out what’s new for 2019

Now is a good time to look at the key changes affecting payroll for the 2019-20 tax year. Employers – what’s new for 2019-20? Join this live webinar for an overview of ‘what’s new’ – including the new rates for National Insurance, National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage and statutory payments, changes to expenses and benefits

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EU Exit ? Update from HMRC

The UK will be leaving the EU on 29 M‌ar‌c‌h 2019. Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority, however the government and businesses should continue to plan for every possible outcome including no deal. In December, HMRC wrote to VAT-registered businesses that trade only with the EU advising them to take

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Staff parties, maternity pay and sick pay

Our live webinars (online presentations) and online guides can help your business get payroll matters right. The webinars are free, interactive and you can ask questions using the on-screen text box. Expenses and Benefits – entertaining staff If you provide social functions, parties or subsidised meals for your employees, find out if the costs are taxable

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Important information for EMPLOYERS from HMRC

Paying HMRC Switch to Electronic We are encouraging all customers to pay electronically as it is safer, quicker and more cost effective. You can use the following methods: • Direct Debit • Online or telephone banking (including Faster Payments, Bacs, and CHAPS) • Debit/Corporate Credit card online. If you already pay electronically please review the reference

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Refund Policy

For online payments taken via the Invoice Payment page, no refunds can be given as payment is only taken after my service has been provided.