HMRC to contact self-employed claimants for grant four SEISS applications

HMRC has confirmed that it will be contacting eligible self-employed individuals based on their tax returns in mid-April to give a date for making applications Individuals will be contacted by email, letter or within the online service and all claims must be made on or before 1 June 2021. The claim must be made by[…]

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Small firms gear up for auto-enrolment

Small businesses employing 40-49 workers will begin complying with their auto-enrolment duties from 1 August. The dates when businesses begin complying with auto-enrolment are known as staging dates. From this date employers are required to have enrolled employees onto a workplace pension scheme, written to staff members and signed the declaration of compliance. The staging[…]

Flexible working not advertised during recruitment

Employers could be missing out on top talent by not advertising flexible working arrangements during recruitment, a report by Timewise has suggested. The jobs board found that 6% of all jobs offering a salary between £20,000 and £29,999 advertise flexible working arrangements during recruitment. Higher salaried jobs were less likely to offer flexible work: 3%[…]

New holiday pay rules come into effect

Employers will need to account for overtime when calculating holiday pay from 1 July 2015. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled in November 2014 that employers must factor in overtime, commissions and bonuses when making holiday pay calculations, instead of only taking basic pay into account. Holiday pay for employees who receive irregular remuneration will[…]

PAYE late filing penalties are relaxed by HMRC

HMRC officials have acknowledged that they will start relaxing late filing penalties for people who send PAYE information late. In a statement released on 17 June 2015 they acknowledged that they will take a more proportionate approach and concentrate on the more serious defaults on a risk-assessed basis. This decision relates to their earlier conclusions within[…]