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HMRC has released the latest issue of the 'Employer Bulletin' publication which includes summaries of recent changes and updates that have been announced which are relevant to employers and agents. The topics covered in the latest edition in... Read More

Employers that take on a new employee need to work out which tax code and starter declaration to use in their payroll software. Incorrect tax codes can lead to the new employee paying more tax than is due. The necessary information can be collected... Read More

If your employer has requested that you work from home you can claim tax relief for some of the bills you pay that are related to your work. These tax reliefs have always been available, but as many of us are now being instructed to work from ho... Read More

HMRC has published further details on how the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will work in practice. It had already been announced that the new scheme will see the government cover up to 80% of wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 per month,... Read More

The government has announced a number of funding and support measures to help those affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. A significant number of the measures are designed to help provide financial support at this most difficult time. One of... Read More

The Chief Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Barclay, made an unexpected announcement to parliament on the night of 17 March 2020. The announcement confirmed that the government are postponing the roll-out of IR35 measures to the private sect... Read More

A welcome change to the implementation of the new off-payroll working rules has been announced. The Government has confirmed that the changes that come into effect April 2020 will not be retrospective. This means that the new rules will only apply to... Read More

The shared parental leave and pay rules offer working parents’ far greater choice as to how they share the care of their child and take time off work during the first year of their child’s life. The rules apply equally for children that h... Read More

There is a multitude of rules and regulations that you must be aware of when you start employing staff for the first time. A full examination of the rules is beyond the scope of this article. However, we wanted to list the following points from HMRC&... Read More

When you employ someone to work in your home, it is your responsibility to meet the employee's rights and deduct the correct amount of tax from their salary. This can include employees such as a nanny, housekeeper, gardener or carer. The rules ar... Read More

A pecuniary liability can occur when a monetary obligation is fulfilled by an employer, when by law, the liability was that of an employee. One example of this is the case of an employer paying a debt that an employee owes to a third party. The... Read More

The rules for individuals providing services to the public sector via an intermediary such as a Personal Service Company (PSC), changed from April 2017. The new rules shifted the responsibility for deciding whether the intermediaries’ legislati... Read More