Here’s what you need to know if paying staff early this Christmas!

As we get closer to the festivities, we would like to remind employers of the permanent easement on reporting PAYE Information in real time that came into place in 2019. Many employers like to pay their employees earlier than usual during the festive period. There are a number of reasons for this. For example, the business may close for Christmas, meaning workers need to be paid earlier than normal. But if you get the dates wrong on the electronic submissions made to HMRC, it could hit employees on Universal Credit hard. The Low Pay Commission report states that 1 in 5 apprentices earn less than their legal entitlement.

NI Rise and tax changes to Health and Social Care

A week ago, the government announced a tax change to help fund the NHS and social care across the UK, reported to raise around £12 billion a year. Whether you agree with it or not, here are the changes you need to be aware of:
The Low Pay Commission report states that 1 in 5 apprentices earn less than their legal entitlement.

Stop screwing over Apprentices!​

It is easy to see these wide-eyed, young people as nothing more than squires from the medieval century. But in all seriousness, they do have rights and especially when it comes to pay.

The Low Pay Commission report states that 1 in 5 apprentices earn less than their legal entitlement.

Are you claiming back SSP for staff on Covid?​

Despite the country fighting its way to some kind of normality, employees still risk being affected by Covid.
And with no signs of the track and trace system being changed people will continue to get pinged.

Frustrating as this may be for employers who may lose out on staff having to self isolate, not to mention pay SSP as a result, there is a small glimmer of hope to make this less painful which many businesses are unaware of. Put simply you can claim the money back.

Furlough to be reduced from 80% to 70% in July

From 1st July the level of grant will be reduced and as an employer, you will be asked to contribute towards the cost of the wages. To be eligible for the grant you must continue to pay furloughed employees 80% of their wages.