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New National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will come into effect on 1 April 2021. These changes will see the National Living Wage increase by 19p to an hourly rate of £8.91 and the National Minimum Wage will increase to £8.3... Read More

The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers' Liabilities) (Amendment) Regulations and the Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers' Liabilities) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 have been laid before Parlia... Read More

It is not long until the current 2020-21 tax year comes to an end and there are a number of year end payroll chores that must be completed. This includes sending a final PAYE submission for the tax year. The last Full Payment Submission (FPS) needs t... Read More

Calculating a week's pay

Posted by: Amy Patterson

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Amendment) Regulations 2021 will come into force on 31 March 2021. Following the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to 30 April 2021, the regulations provide that the modified calculation of a “we... Read More

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) commonly known as the furlough scheme was due to come to an end on 31 October 2020 but has now been extended until 31 March 2021. Effective from 1 November 2020, employees will receive up to 80% of their sa... Read More

The trivial benefits in kind (BiK) exemption applies to small non-cash benefits like a bottle of wine or a bouquet of flowers given to employees or any other benefit in kind classed as 'trivial' that falls within the exemption. Although the... Read More

If you are an employee, you must tell your employer as soon as possible if you are showing signs of Coronavirus or someone you live with has symptoms of the disease. Your employer will be able to inform you if you are covered by their sick leave pol... Read More

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) also known as the furlough scheme has been extended until 31 October 2020. There are a number of important changes to the way the scheme works starting from 1 July 2020, when employers can bring back furlou... Read More

Guidance is published by the Department for Work and Pensions about support measures in place if you are employed and have Coronavirus symptoms.  You must tell your employer as soon as possible if you are showing signs of Coronavirus. Your empl... Read More

Under the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, small-and medium-sized businesses and employers will be able to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19. The online service to reclaim SSP is not available yet... Read More

Some important changes to holiday pay arrangements came into effect from 6 April 2020. This has seen the reference period for calculating holiday pay increase from 12 to 52 weeks. This change affects workers with no fixed or regular hours. It means t... Read More

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that allows employers to claim cash grants of up to 80% of wages (capped at £2,500) for furloughed workers was officially launched at 8am on 20 April 2020. By midnight at the end of the first day, HMRC repor... Read More