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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Cracking the Christmas tax code

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Christmas is a time of giving, but keeping the taxman off the gift list may require some careful advanced planning. At this time of year it is wise to dust off the tax code on […]

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GDPR – reporting a breach of personal data

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provided some clarity on what action organisations will need to take under the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) where there are serious breaches of personal data. The ICO […]

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Beware – look before you leave your workplace pension

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A person who opts out of a workplace pension during their working career may wish they hadn’t when they reach retirement age. A report commissioned by Royal London highlights the impact of opting out of a […]

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Pension auto enrolment – what employers need to do

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Employers need to keep up to date with what they have to do to comply with the pension auto enrolment rules, and to be aware of the forthcoming increases in the rates of contribution. There […]

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Making use of the Apprenticeship Levy

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This is a key time of year for recruitment following August’s exam results. So now is a good time for employers to consider how they might use the government’s Apprenticeship Levy to benefit their business. […]

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Pension auto enrolment – opting in before opting out

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Employers are being warned not to give employees the choice of opting out of a pension scheme in advance of them being enrolled. The warning comes from the Pensions Regulator in a bulletin after it found […]

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New concession for employers who payroll benefits

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There is a new concession for employers who payroll employee benefits through Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA), the new name for salary sacrifice schemes. Since 6 April 2016 employers have been able to use the payroll […]

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Employment status clarity is a tough gig

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Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming are calling on the government to provide greater clarity on employment law and taxes in the light of a new report into the gig economy. The firm says the report […]

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Worrying statistics for the retirement gap

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A significant minority of people are heading for a retirement which is going to be very tricky to fund: they have neither a private nor a workplace pension. A new study by Aegon, the Readiness […]

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