Hot Topic: Job Support Scheme

As part of the Winter Economy Plan Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the introduction of the government’s new Job Support Scheme Open (JSS Open). The JSS aims to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months. Following the initial announcement, the Chancellor announced an extension of the JSS.  The Job Support Scheme Closed (JSS Closed)… Continue reading Hot Topic: Job Support Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live as it is extended to end of June

The government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live on 20 April after Chancellor Rishi Sunak extended it until the end of June. The scheme allows businesses to furlough their employees, with the government paying 80% of their wages up to a maximum of £2,500. HMRC has emailed two million employers providing a link to a… Continue reading Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live as it is extended to end of June

Coronavirus and Your Business

You can’t have escaped the news that coronavirus is here.  The situation is fast moving and guidance is constantly changing. We previously blogged that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had announced that Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) would be payable to employees from day 1 rather than day 4 of absence.  The budget of 11 March… Continue reading Coronavirus and Your Business

Coronavirus measure: Statutory Sick Pay from day one

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that employees will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from day one when self-isolating rather than having to wait until day four under the SSP waiting days rules. The change will be included in a package of measures, to be introduced by emergency legislation, to deal with… Continue reading Coronavirus measure: Statutory Sick Pay from day one

Minimum wage rates announced

The Government has announced the largest increase since the National Living Wage was introduced two decades ago. The government has announced a 6.2% increase in the National Living Wage (NLW), which applies to workers aged 25 and over. From 1 April 2020 the NLW will rise from the current rate of £8.21 to £8.72 an… Continue reading Minimum wage rates announced

Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal

Former BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost her appeal against a ruling that she was an employee, not a freelance contractor, when she worked for the BBC via a personal service company. The IR35 rules in broad terms mean that those working via a personal service company have to consider whether, if the services were… Continue reading Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal

Hot Topic: Working off-payroll

From 6 April 2020, a change to the off-payroll (IR35) rules is expected. Draft legislation has already been published and further HMRC guidance is expected. The new rules will affect you if you work via your own personal service company (PSC), and off-payroll workers should be aware that their clients are likely to investigate the… Continue reading Hot Topic: Working off-payroll

Employer Update March 2019

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

MATERNITY LEAVE AND PAY

I must admit that for most of my career to date I didn’t really think much about maternity leave and pay.  While training to be an accountant, just getting on with the job (apologies if that sounded a little like Theresa May!), it wasn’t really on my radar.  There did however come a point when… Continue reading MATERNITY LEAVE AND PAY

Extending your PAYE payment deadline the easy way

We all know it is very important to pay your taxes to HMRC by their deadlines to avoid any late payment interest and penalties. The statutory deadline for paying Employers PAYE liability is the 22nd of the month – or the 19th if paying by cheque through the post. Different ways to pay your PAYE… Continue reading Extending your PAYE payment deadline the easy way