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Auto-enrolment non-compliant employers named and shamed

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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published the names of employers who have not complied with pensions auto-enrolment. These firms have been issued an escalating penalty notice. TPR’s list includes organisations that they have secured a…

Register for the tax-free childcare scheme

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Parents can register for the new tax-free childcare scheme via the government’s Childcare Choices website. The scheme began on 28 April 2017 for parents of the youngest children. It is gradually being rolled out over…

Auto enrolment: it pays to act quickly

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Employers that have an approaching staging date for pension auto enrolment need to act in time to avoid penalties from the Pensions Regulator. This is evidenced by the recent published case of Johnsons Shoes Company,…

Award for Bishop Fleming’s Payroll team

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Bishop Fleming’s Payroll Services team have won the Herald Express South Devon Business Growth Award 2017. The Awards Ceremony took place on 28 April at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay. The accolade was…

New payroll chaos for academy schools

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Academy schools face significant extra costs from April as a result of new tax rules, warn Top 40 accountants and academy specialists, Bishop Fleming. From 6 April 2017 academies will have to judge whether any…

Spring Budget 2017 and the world of payroll

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The recent Spring Budget confirmed a number of payroll-related changes that will take place this year. Tax rates and thresholds As expected, the personal allowance increases in April 2017 to £11,500, continuing its rise towards…

Spring Budget 2017 announcements at a glance

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Spring Budget 2017 key tax announcements made on 8 March. Whilst Philip Hammond's first (and last) Spring Budget delivers a rosy assessment of the British economy with unemployment at an eleven year low, it is overshadowed by…

Payroll changes continue with no let up after two decades

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The ever-growing complexity of dealing with payroll can best be illustrated by taking a brief look at what has happened over the last twenty years. The payroll function has morphed into a monster of red…

The P11d season is upon us

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It’s that time of year again when attention moves from self-assessment deadlines to completing forms P11d to record employee benefits. So what are the changes to watch out for in the 2016/17 form, and what…

Automatic Enrolment results in seven million new pensions

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More than seven million people have now been put into a pension by their employer as a result of automatic enrolment (AE). The latest AE declaration of compliance report also shows that more than 340,000…