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.

Rishi Sunak Extends Furlough Until March 2021

Rishi Sunak Extends Furlough Until March 2021 The scheme which helps pay up to 80% of workers’ wages, will now be extended until March 31st 2021. Unfortunately, this does mean the job retention bonus will be put on hold, meaning companies will no longer be able to claim £1,000 per employee until next year if […]

Furlough Extended

HMRC have published full guidance on the Job Support Scheme which was due to come in to force from 1 November, but has been postponed. On Saturday 31 October, on the eve of JSS go live, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that there would be another period of lockdown in England, beginning on Thursday […]