Government research has found that around 1.8 million individuals who are legally entitled to paid holiday are being denied their rights to the tune of £1.8 billion per annum. Check your entitlements and ensure you are receiving the holiday pay your employer is obliged to pay. Over half of those surveyed for the government investigation … Continue reading Are you receiving the holiday pay you are entitled too? Some workers are being denied their legal rights to holiday pay!
Do UK employers adequately monitor and record employee working? Is there a culture of additional free to the employer and from the employees own free time working in the UK that needs addressing? Or is this judgement another EU nanny state interference in work related matters which should be left to each individual nation. Under … Continue reading Worked hours recording – court ruling for EU member states may impact UK domestic law
A query investigated this week from a Scottish employers auditor was why a Scottish resident tax payer had not been calculated at the Scottish starter tax rate of 19% when in the first month of their employment. The reality is that you cannot be a Scottish tax payer until HMRC say so! Equally the auditor … Continue reading You’re not a Scottish Tax payer
Originally planned for introduction in April 2018, due to delays in obtaining parliamentary approval, the changes have been deferred until April 2020. New rules mean that the scope of termination payments exemptions align the rules so employers National Insurance Contributions (NICs @13.8%) are due on those payments over £30,000 which are already subject to Income … Continue reading April 2020 changes for Termination Payments – Real time Class 1A
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/801966/Jim_Harra_letter_to_Welsh_Finance_Committee.pdf HMRC are indicating that some employers have not applied the issued C prefix to their payroll application. RTI data is indicating that: - either the C prefix is missing - the Welsh and rest of the UK tax rates (excepting Scotland) are the same this tax year - S prefix is being reported instead … Continue reading Welsh Tax code prefix C
In February 2019, the department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy issued guidance for employer on the calculation requirements for holiday for employees without fixed hours or pay. Found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/calculating-holiday-pay-for-workers-without-fixed-hours-or-pay/calculating-holiday-pay-for-workers-without-fixed-hours-or-pay--2 Following on from recent rulings in relation to overtime and commission, the guidance aims to clarify the current 12 weeks average pay entitlement. Most … Continue reading Holiday Pay changes – April 2020″
Today in committee room 2a of the House of Lords, Payroll and Pension professionals under the chair of Baroness Altman discussed the challenges of multiple disparate pension interfaces that UK PLC have had to face with the onset of Pension Auto Enrolment. It is time for the industry to set a single contributions interface format … Continue reading Pension APIs