If you are entitled to Working Tax Credit or are receiving Universal Credit, or know someone who is, then this could be for you. The “Help to Save” is a type of savings account; it allows people who are entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1… Continue reading Get help with saving.
National Living/Minimum Wage Changes from 1 April 2019 From 1 April 2019 the National Living/Minimum Wage rates will increase as follows: • £8.21 an hour for workers aged 25 and over - previously £7.83 • £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24 – previously £7.38 • £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18… Continue reading Employer Update March 2019
Restaurant owners are now banned from deducting money from tips earned by waiters and other staff. Tips can be paid to employees using the following methods: Cash received direct from a customer This is an allowable method of receiving tips, however the person receiving the tip is responsible for declaring and paying tax on the… Continue reading Law changes on tips for waiters
The Chancellor has presented his Spring Statement to Parliament – here's our summary of what he said. The UK economy continues to grow, with wages increasing and unemployment at historic lows, providing a solid foundation on which to build Britain’s economic future. Borrowing and debt are both forecast to be lower in every year than… Continue reading Spring Statement 2019: What you need to know
Last June HM Revenue and Customs launched two educational videos which are aimed at preparing teenagers for working life. One of the videos will help 14 to 17 year olds understand what it means when they receive their national insurance number and the benefits of using a personal tax account. The other new video is… Continue reading HMRC helps teenagers prepare for the world of work
Changes were announced to capital allowances in the Autumn Budget. These include an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) available. Make sure your business does not fall foul of the transitional rules which apply. Increased AIA from 1 January 2019 You will no doubt be aware that the maximum AIA has been set at… Continue reading Hot Topic! Maximise your capital allowances
If you have a job when you’re a student you may need to pay Income Tax and National Insurance. You have to pay: Income Tax if you earn more than £958 a month on average - this is your Personal AllowanceNational Insurance if you earn more than £157 a week Your employer will usually deduct Income Tax and… Continue reading Have you been taxed for your vacation job? If you’re a Student, you will more than likely be able to claim the tax back.