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Payroll

Will you be affected by the National Living wage and National Minimum wage rises in April 2021?

Following recommendations made by the Low pay commission (LPC) at the end of October 2020 the government has confirmed that the National minimum wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will both be increasing from the 1 April 2021. 

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage to rise in 2021

In response to the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations, the government has confirmed that the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are both set to increase from 1 April 2021 onwards.

National Minimum Wage changes from April 2020

The National Minimum Wage is due to increase on 1 April 2020.

Moore East Midlands achieves payroll scheme accreditation

The Moore East Midlands payroll team has been awarded the prestigious Payroll Assurance Scheme Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.  

Low paid workers to qualify for sick-pay

The government has started a consultation to transform support for sick and disabled staff and remove barriers for employees.

Last reminder for employers to provide 18/19 P60's

If you are an employer, you have a statutory duty to provide your employees with a copy of their P60 (pay and tax details for 2018-19) on or before the end of May 2019.

Payroll changes from April 2019

There are a number of payroll changes coming into effect from April 2019 that employers need to be aware of.  

National Minimum Wage increases on 1 April 2019

From the 1st April 2019, the National Minimum wage is increasing.  

Do you need to outsource your payroll?

In the UK, there are around 1.4 million businesses that employ staff to run payroll in house. 

Do you need to outsource your payroll?

In the UK, there are around 1.4 million businesses that employ staff to run payroll in house. 

Do you need to outsource your payroll?

In the UK, there are around 1.4 million businesses that employ staff to run payroll in house. 

Pension contributions set to rise

From 6th April 2019, the total minimum amount being paid into the workplace pension both by the employer and the employee will increase from 5% to 8 % of qualifying earnings due to a change in workplace pension regulations.  (This is based on a qualifying earnings scheme.) 

Gender pay gap reporting

Employers with more than 250 employees MUST publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap.  

What will be in the Budget on 22 November?

Philip Hammond will present his second Budget on 22 November. What principles will guide his decisions, and what tax measures will be the result?  

What will be in the Budget on 22 November?

Philip Hammond will present his second Budget on 22 November. What principles will guide his decisions, and what tax measures will be the result?  

Processing benefits and expenses through your payroll

There is now a voluntary facility for employers to put benefits and expenses through their payroll without having to submit a form P11D after the end of the tax year. If you intend to do so for the 2017/18 tax year, you must register with HMRC before 5 April 2017.  

The new apprenticeship levy - what you need to know

The new apprenticeship levy for businesses comes into effect on 6th April 2017.  All employers with an employee pay bill of more than £3 million each year will be required to invest in apprenticeships, with the size of the investment dependent on the size of the business. 

Salary sacrifice under the microscope

Salary sacrifice is a term applied to benefits taken in place of salary. In many respects these benefits provide employees with higher “take home” value than if the benefits were treated the same as cash income. Mr Hammond is mindful to curb this practice as it is intended that the change will add £1bn a year to tax revenues by 2020.

Salary sacrifice under the microscope

Salary sacrifice is a term applied to benefits taken in place of salary. In many respects these benefits provide employees with higher “take home” value than if the benefits were treated the same as cash income. Mr Hammond is mindful to curb this practice as it is intended that the change will add £1bn a year to tax revenues by 2020.