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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Watch out: Simple Assessments are on their way

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Whilst the tax office might be trying to get us all to go digital, it has decided to revert to paper for issuing new simple assessments. They will be hitting the doormat shortly. We have […]

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Do you need a Legal Entity Identifier?

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From 3 January 2018, legal entities such as companies, trusts, partnerships and charities will need to have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) if they wish to trade on financial markets in the UK, or continue […]

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Cybercrime – beware of fraudulent emails and letters

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Cybercrime is on the increase as reports of fraudulent emails become increasing commonplace. What can individuals and businesses do to protect themselves? There has been an increase in the number of reported phishing emails (and […]

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Taxpayers warned of new tax office powers

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Individual taxpayers throughout the UK are being contacted by their advisers about new tax office powers to see overseas information. Bishop Fleming clients are being contacted as part of this government-led requirement. Financial and tax advisers […]

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End of surcharges is on the cards

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From January 2018, businesses will no longer be able to add any surcharges where a customer pays by credit or debit card, following an EU directive banning surcharges on Visa and Mastercard payments. However the government has gone […]

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Countdown to new data protection rules

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Following the government’s intention to introduce a new Data Protection Bill, businesses face new regulatory burdens in order to provide greater safeguards for individuals. And despite Brexit, the bill will incorporate into UK law the […]

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Voluntary overtime counts towards holiday pay

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Employers face a flood of back pay claims following a tribunal decision that payments for voluntary overtime can form part of “normal remuneration” for the purposes of calculating holiday pay. The decision in Dudley Metropolitan […]

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Rise in the state pension age

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Men and women who are currently aged between 39 and 47 will have to wait an extra year before they qualify for a state pension. A rise in the pension age from 67 to 68 […]

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