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HMRC simplifies payroll end of year submissions

HM Revenue & Customs have introduced a number of changes impacting on the year end filing procedure, RTI filing requirements as well as the new 2015/16 tax year. (more…)

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HMRC targets solicitors in new campaign

HMRC has published details of a targeted campaign, which runs from 8 December 2014 to 9 June 2015, to encourage tax compliance by individuals who work within the legal profession as a solicitor. (more…)

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Landmark holiday pay ruling

Workers have won an important case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal that overtime should count when calculating holiday pay.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling could result in some people claiming for additional holiday pay – as well as making backdated claims but only for a limited period. (more…)

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Self employment is rising – but at what cost?

According to a recent report by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 14% of Britons are now self-employed, with the number increasing by 8% in the last year alone.

Some of the benefits of self-employment include being able to choose your customers, being your own boss, and even being able to choose your own working hours. (more…)

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HMRC reveals RTI penalties details

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced how automated in-year penalties for late real-time PAYE returns will be phased in. (more…)

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Workers to benefit from new National Minimum Wage

The government has approved a rise in the National Minimum Wage to £6.50 per hour with more than 1 million people set to see their pay rise by as much as £355 a year.

The rise will take effect from 1 October 2014, as Business Secretary Vince Cable has accepted in full the independent Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for 2014, including plans for bigger increases in future than in recent years. (more…)

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Auto-enrolment – a beginner’s guide

In the biggest shake-up of retirement saving in years, some of the largest firms in the UK have already started automatically enrolling their workers into a workplace pension. Medium-sized firms are just starting the process while smaller businesses are set to follow suit before 2018. With that in mind, here is our guide to what you need to know about auto-enrolment. (more…)

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Beat the holiday blues

As many people look to make the most of our glorious summer, ICAEW has seven top tips for small and medium sized businesses owners (SMEs) to make sure that their business doesn’t suffer while they and their staff are on holiday. (more…)

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Beware the changes to sick pay

Thousands of businesses across Kent have received a letter from Prime Minister David Cameron advising them of The Employment Allowance, which came in to affect on 6 April 2014, giving a reported 1.25 million eligible business and charities up to a £2,000 reduction on their annual National Insurance contribution. (more…)

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