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Lisa Smith
23rd April 2020 COVID-19 – Improving Cash Flow – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Claims

HMRC opened the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme On-line Portal on Monday 20th April 2020, which allows employers to claim the Government Grant in respect of Furloughed employees.  As cash flow is a priority, our payroll team is busy helping clients compile and submit claims at the earliest possible opportunity.   At Whiting & Partners we…

Lisa Smith
20th April 2020 COVID-19 – Updated Guidance re Life Events for Salary Sacrifice Arrangements

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, HMRC has updated it’s guidance for employers who offer salary sacrifice arrangements.   Under the terms of a salary sacrifice arrangement, a ‘life event’ is a permitted reason to break the arrangement mid-term.  Previously the list of life events was limited to marriage, divorce, and a partner becoming redundant…

Emily Haines
20th April 2020 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – HMRC Online Portal

Earlier this week, HMRC reached out to their ‘customers’ to inform them about the information which will be required for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme online portal, due to be open from 20th April 2020.   The online portal will allow employers to submit information to HM Revenue & Customs about furloughed workers in order…

Lisa Smith
7th April 2020 COVID-19 – Furlough for IR35 Workers in the Public Sector

The Government has issued guidance notes to clarify the extent to which the Furloughing arrangements can be offered to all public sector workers including contingent workers being paid under PAYE, through an umbrella or their own personal service company.  This means that the scheme can be offered to those individuals who:   work through a…

Amanda Newman
26th March 2020 COVID-19 Payroll Update

Please find below the latest payroll information regarding the current COVID-19 situation:   COVID-19 Payroll Newsletter

Chris Kelly
25th March 2020 Job retention scheme furlough guidance – latest information

Many questions have been raised about how the scheme will operate. Based on the information published so far, here is ICAEW’s understanding of how the policy will work. https://www.icaew.com/insights/viewpoints-on-the-news/2020/mar-2020/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-furlough-guidance

Ruth Pearson
5th March 2020 Employment Allowance Reform

The Employer Allowance was first introduced in April 2014, giving employers a reduction of £2,000 against their Employer’s NIC bill.   This was further increased in value from April 2016 to £3,000 and in addition the scheme was reformed to exclude single-director companies.   It has remained at £3,000 ever since and is claimed via…

Keri John
3rd March 2020 Increases in National Minimum Wage Rates 2020

From April 2020 the National Minimum Wage will once again be increased, as per the below figures:   Year               25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2019 (current rate) £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90 April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15   Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage…

Ruth Pearson
17th October 2019 Is it too early to talk about Christmas!

In December 2018 HMRC wrote to employers to advise of a temporary easement on reporting PAYE information in real time. This was for a number of reasons, one of which could be due to businesses closing over the Christmas period and therefore having to pay staff earlier than normal.   HMRC have received feedback from…

Steven Denton
10th September 2019 Employer allowance – is it worth the hassle?

The £3000.00 employer allowance ceases at the end of the current tax year. From April 2020 employers will have to re-apply for a di minimis state aid based allowance.   A new HMRC checklist will have to completed to declare the following;   NIC contributions in the previous tax year were beneath £100,000; Confirmation that…