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

National Minimum Wage – where are we now?

Falling foul of the National Minimum Wage rules can be expensive – as well as having serious implications for employer reputation. Many firms have been named and shamed for getting it wrong - are you compliant? Employer errors The National Minimum Wage (NMW) keeps appearing in the headlines. Recently the Department for Business, Energy and… Continue reading National Minimum Wage – where are we now?

Spring Budget 2017

I am sure that you have seen the headlines in the papers this morning about the Budget and for a detailed analysis please see the report on our website: http://www.torrwaterfield.co.uk/news/budget-report. The items that have caught my attention and I think are relevant to most people are as follows: National Insurance for the self-employed At present,… Continue reading Spring Budget 2017

Autumn Statement 2016

On Wednesday 23 November 2016 our new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his first (and last) Autumn Statement.  “No other major economy makes hundreds of tax changes twice a year, and neither should we” – this is perhaps the most welcome measure announced in the Autumn Statement.  In recent years the Autumn Statement… Continue reading Autumn Statement 2016

Automatic Enrolment – What should I do if I’m not an employer?

Following on from Becky’s blog back In November: ‘Help – I’ve received a letter from the Pension Regulator’ I’m sure there are some of you wondering what you should do if you do not employ anybody, and consequently don’t have anybody on your payroll, or are a director only company. Automatic enrolment duties do not… Continue reading Automatic Enrolment – What should I do if I’m not an employer?

Help – I’ve received a letter from The Pension Regulator

If this is you don’t panic! My name is Becky and I am the Payroll Manager and this is what I get asked all the time. So what does the letter mean for you? The Pension Regulator (TPR) has been advised by HMRC that you have a payroll scheme and the government insists that you… Continue reading Help – I’ve received a letter from The Pension Regulator

Budget 2015

George Osborne presented the final Budget of this Parliament on Wednesday 18 March 2015. It is possible that some of the proposals outlined in the Budget will not come to fruition unless the Conservative Party is in power after the election, although Ed Balls has indicated that there was nothing in the “pretty empty” Budget… Continue reading Budget 2015