Latest Blogs in Payroll
Richard Alecock
4th April 2022 MP’s urge HMRC to crack down on unpaid taxes due to pandemic

During the first lockdown HMRC paused most debt collection activities, which has contributed to the total UK tax debt of £39bn according to The Public Accounts Committee. HMRC have stated, “We are recouping debt safely, taking into account customers’ circumstances and making repayments affordable. It’s in no-one’s interests to push viable businesses into insolvency when…

Ellen Carter
7th March 2022 Payrolling benefits in kind – is this the future?

HMRC’s most recent Employer Bulletins are indicating a clear shift towards the promotion of payrolling benefits, with the topic being mentioned in nearly every latest issue.   The payrolling of benefits in kind shifts the management of the process from annual to monthly reporting, allowing employees to pay tax in ‘real time’ during the tax year…

Steven Denton
28th February 2022 Increased National Living Wage (NLW) & National Minimum Wage (NMW) Rates for 2022

In accordance with the government’s desire for the NLW to reach two-thirds of median earnings by October 2024, the following increases to the NLW & NMW have been adopted for 2022-23 tax year.     The new rates will be introduced from 1st April 2022 and will be applicable to all payments made after this…

Emily Haines
23rd February 2022 How will the end of Coronavirus restrictions impact my business? – SSP Rebate Scheme Closure

It has been announced that the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17 March 2022, with the deadline for submitting outstanding claims being 24 March 2022.   You will no longer be able to claim back the SSP for coronavirus-related absences occurring beyond 17 March 2022.   From 25 March 2022, normal SSP…

Steven Denton
5th January 2022 HMRC latest guidance for employers

HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin. This guidance for employers, and their agents, includes articles on: reporting PAYE information in real time when payments are made early at Christmas preventing and correcting payroll errors Health and Social Care – National Insurance contribution increase UK-Swiss Convention on Social Security Coordination COVID-19 –…

Steven Denton
9th December 2021 End to Covid SSP

Under standard UK rules, employers did not pay statutory sick pay (SSP) until the fourth day of sickness. However, on 19th May 2020, the government announced that they were tweaking the rules for SSP in order to help combat the spread of coronavirus. From 26th May 2020 the three-day “qualifying period” for SSP would be…

Steven Denton
8th October 2021 Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme Did you know there is a grant available from the Government to hire young people for 6-month placements? It provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16- to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit. The Kickstart Scheme covers 100% of National Minimum Wage and offers six-month jobs for 25 hours per week for young…

Bethan Hassey
24th September 2021 SSP Rebate Scheme closes 30 September 2021!

Normal Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) can be paid to your employees from the fourth day they are absent from work if they meet the following criteria: They are classed as an employee and have done some work for you Earn an average of at least £120 per week Have been ill for at least 4…

Bethan Hassey
16th August 2021 Payroll – Earlier Year Updates

Previously if you submitted an error on your payroll to HMRC in an earlier tax year and you noticed the error by 19th April following that tax year, you could amend your payroll records and submit an adjustment (FPS adjustment).   If you noticed the error after 19th April, you would submit an Earlier Year…

Steven Denton
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…