Steven Denton (Ely)

Steven is a university graduate and has been in payroll for almost thirty years. He joined the firm as payroll manager in April 2019. Steven lives in Kings Lynn with his wife and two dogs and advises his countrywide clients from the Ely office. He enjoys music and reading and spends much of his weekends cycling, gardening and generally chilling.
My Latest Blogs
30th September 2021 Payroll Update

This half yearly payroll update: September 2021 Looks at: Abolition of early year updates Whitings LLP  outsourced payroll Modulr faster payment system Changes in right to work regulations Terminal changes to CJRS Payrolling benefits in kind Pensions dashboard programme Reform of statutory sick pay New fuel rates Freeports and employer’s NI holidays Benefits of using…

15th September 2021 NIC Rise: The Health & Social Care Levy

On the face of things perhaps no big deal, but in a society that has traditionally seen very small changes to the tax & NI system a 10% rise in one fell swoop is not one to be casually shrugged off.   Assuming current NI banding remains unchanged in the 2022-23 tax year, the budget…

5th August 2021 New NI Codes for Freeports

In case you thought the NI coding system was becoming too easy to follow, HMRC have announced 4 more NI codes in order to comply with the new regulations, starting in April 2022, for those companies trading within one of the newly established Freeport areas.   F – standard category letter I – married women…

3rd June 2021 National Insurance holiday for employers hiring veterans

Following an announcement by the government in 2020, from April 2021 employers hiring former members of the UK armed forces will be exempted from any NI contributions liability on the veteran’s salary up to the Upper Secondary Threshold (UST) in the first twelve months of their employment. However, under current guidelines relief for the 2021-22…

18th March 2021 Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) from July 2021

As you will know by now, in the budget speech of 3rd March 2021, the government announced the extension of the current furlough scheme until September 2021. Further guidance has now been issued as to how the scheme will operate.   Firstly, for periods starting after 1st May, you can claim furlough for any employee,…

17th November 2020 Staff Redundancies and the Employer Allowance

Many small to medium sized companies have made use of the £4,000 employer allowance (EA) rebate so far this tax year. However, with the somewhat uncertain times companies are facing at the moment, the number of redundancies made has unfortunately seen a significant increase.   A change in the EA rules for 2020-21 saw companies…

5th November 2020 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Extension

Following from October’s announcement that the CJRS would be extended by a further month, the government has today declared a further extension through to 31st March 2021.   Full guidance for the extension will be published on 10th November, but as things stand claims to 31st January will be paid at 80% of an employee’s…

27th October 2020 Updated Job Support Scheme (JSS)

The new Job Support Scheme (JSS) replaces the Furlough scheme from November 1st, 2020. Under JSS claims can only be made in arrears and the first claims can only be made after December 8th, 2020. This means that any employers trying to claim for weekly payrolls may have to wait 5 weeks before they receive…

15th October 2020 Job Retention Bonus (JRS)

HMRC have announced more details on the Job Retention Bonus scheme they set forth in July. The JRS allows an employer to claim a one-off payment of £1000 per employee furloughed and claimed for through the CJRS and kept employed until at least 31st January. This money is to be paid to the employer and…

1st October 2020 New Covid-19 Fines for Employers

From 28th September 2020 new regulations came into force whereby employers could face fines of up to £10,000 if they knowingly allow an employee to work when they should be self-isolating.   Where an employee resides with someone who has tested positive, or they themselves have tested positive, they are required by law to self-isolate…