Where a contractor operates via their own personal services company (PSC), work performed for large or medium-sized clients in the private sector may now fall under the ‘off-payroll working rules. This is a new version of IR35, which requires the end client to decide whether there is a deemed employment relationship for tax purposes withRead More
Take extra care when reporting company cars on Form P11D over the coming weeks. For 2020/21, there were significant changes to the percentages that need to be applied to the list price of a car when calculating a benefit, namely: Electric cars now have a zero benefit The percentage for cars up to 50g/km ofRead More
Will I get a state pension? Individuals who reach #StatePension Age (SPA) on or after 6 April 2016 need to have accrued 35 complete years of National Insurance Contributions (NIC) to receive the full state pension. To receive any UK state retirement pension, you need at least ten complete NIC years. You can check howRead More
Where you are required to work at home, your employer can pay you a tax-free allowance of £6 per week (or £26 per month). For periods before 6 April 2020, the tax-free allowance was £4 per week (or £18 per month). This allowance covers the additional costs incurred by using your home as a workplace,Read More
EU Brexit VAT Changes: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 but all trading arrangements, including VAT, are held in suspension until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. Whatever deal is finally agreed between the EU and the UK government, the EU Brexit VAT Changes rules for UK tradersRead More
Employers must now operate two parallel systems of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for their employees: COVID-19 related SSP and SSP for all other health related matters that prevent employees from working. In both cases, the employee must earn at least £120 per week and have informed their employer of the illness. In general, SSP isRead More
Under the Kickstart scheme, the government will pay the wages and associated costs of new employees who are aged 16 to 24, and who come directly to you from claiming Universal Credit. The Kickstart grant will cover the employee’s wages at the national minimum wage rate for 25 hours per week, for six months, plusRead More
As of the 1st April 2016 all employers will be required, by law, to pay all of their employees over the age of 25 (that are not in the first year of an apprenticeship) a minimum of £7.20 per hour. Anyone employed under the age of 25 will need to be earning their age appropriate minimum
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