Auto Enrolment pension contributions increase in April 2018 (and April 2019)

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As Auto Enrolment pension contributions are set to rise, we look at the implications for workplace pensions for both employers and employees. Employers will need to take action to update their payroll software or by […]

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Help with pension auto enrolment for new employers

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New employers setting up PAYE schemes since 1 October 2017 have also had pension auto enrolment duties beginning the moment they take on their first employee. The Pensions Regulator has published useful guidance on what […]

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Workplace pensions for school leavers proposed

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The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) proposes that by the mid 2020s every worker aged 18 and over will be automatically enrolled in a workplace pension, unless they choose to opt out. The proposal […]

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Employers named for not paying minimum wage rates

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A record 260 employers have been named and shamed for failing to pay 16,000 workers at least the minimum wage rates. Investigators identified £1.7m in arrears owing to workers, and fined employers £1.3m for the underpayments. Many sectors […]

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Student Loans – changes from April 2018

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The Student Loans repayment thresholds will rise from 6 April 2018. The current threshold for tax year 2017/18 for Plan 1 is £17,775 and for Plan 2 is £21,000, and the Department for Education have confirmed that from 6 […]

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New Data Protection (GDPR) rules for Payroll Providers

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Payroll providers need to get ready for when the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) become law in May 2018. Now is the time to make the necessary changes to procedures and storage so that the […]

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Autumn Budget 2017 for Employers

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The Budget on 22 November 2017 contained a number of announcements related to payroll and employment issues. These included changes to car and van benefits, alongside promises to review off-payroll working and employment status. We […]

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National Living Wage to rise in April 2018

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that the rates of the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage are rising from 1 April 2018. The hourly rates will increase in April 2018: from £7.50 to £7.83 for […]

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Autumn Budget 2017 announcements at a glance

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Autumn Budget 2017 key tax announcements made on 22 November. The embattled and isolated Chancellor was under pressure to be bold and imaginative in his first Budget since the general election, even though it’s not really “Spreadsheet Phil’s” […]

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Care sector sleep-in-shift pay scheme launched

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A new compliance scheme has been launched for social care providers that may have incorrectly paid workers below the minimum wage hourly rate for full shifts to staff who sleep over. The scheme runs from […]

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