The Growth Plan 2022: Investment Zones

New employer National insurance reliefs to be introduced Similar to Veterans and Freeports, a new investment zone employer NIC relief is proposed requiring change in payroll solutions. Investment Zones Investment Zones are to drive growth and unlock housing across the UK by lowering taxes and liberalising planning frameworks to encourage rapid development and business investment. … Continue reading The Growth Plan 2022: Investment Zones

Tax cuts planned for April 2023

Chancellor announces new Growth Plan with biggest package of tax cuts in generations The government has announced that the planned 1% point cut to the Basic Rate is to be brought forward by 12 months to next April. To allow people to keep more of their money, the Basic Rate of Income Tax will now … Continue reading Tax cuts planned for April 2023

National Moment of Reflection

The National Moment of Reflection will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18th September 2022. The public have been invited to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy. The National Moment of Reflection will take place at … Continue reading National Moment of Reflection

Fraud warning as new academic year approaches

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging students to be aware of fraud and phishing scams as the new academic year starts. They will pay more than £2billion to 2 million students over the coming weeks and reminding students to be vigilant. As payments make their way, the company is warning Freshers and returning students … Continue reading Fraud warning as new academic year approaches

19th September 2022 confirmed as State Funeral and Bank Holiday

The department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy have issued the following information and guidance. Monday 19th September 2022 will be a bank holiday to coincide with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral bank holiday to mark the last day of the period of national mourning Monday 19th September 2022, the date of Her … Continue reading 19th September 2022 confirmed as State Funeral and Bank Holiday

Flag flying guidance following the death of Her Majesty The Queen

The following guidance has been issued in relation to Flag flying during this period of mourning. Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, all official flags, including the Union Flag, should be half-masted. Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, all official flags, including the Union Flag, should be half-masted from as soon … Continue reading Flag flying guidance following the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial

Eleven local authority areas in England to benefit from £12.7 million in multi-year funding. trials in 11 areas across the country to help people’s mental and physical healthGPs will issue social prescriptions such as walking, wheeling and cycling, backed by £12.7 millionschemes will include cycling and walking groups, cycle training and free bike loans Social … Continue reading Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial

Help for 2,000 adults with autism into work

A new £7.6 million government initiative has been launched to help over 2,000 adults with learning disabilities and autism move into work. The Local Supported Employment (LSE) initiative is providing grant funding to 24 local authorities in England and Wales, representing an investment of £7.6 million over the next three years. Each local authority area … Continue reading Help for 2,000 adults with autism into work

Legislation update 2023 for payroll

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Following the successful Legislation update for 2021 and then 2022 for payroll by PAYadvice.UK with 20 thousand hits and downloads since its launch at the beginning of 2021 - PAYadvice.UK are constructing its PAYadvice Series Legislation Update 2023 for payroll. We believe that PAYadvice was the first organisation in the UK to bring together the … Continue reading Legislation update 2023 for payroll

Grassroots football facilities to be named in honour of Lionesses class of Euros 2022

Government determined to build future legacy on the back of England’s success and increase participation for women and girlsComes as part of Government’s £230 million investment to build or improve 8,000 grassroots football and multi-sport facilities by 2025 Following the Lionesses’ success at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, the Culture Secretary has announced that grassroots facilities … Continue reading Grassroots football facilities to be named in honour of Lionesses class of Euros 2022

Autumn 2022 students – apply for student loans

The Student Loan Company (SLC) is urging new full time undergraduate students in England to apply for their student finance before the deadline on 20th May 2022. It’s estimated that around 1.5 million people will attend college or university this autumn, and the Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging students to apply for student finance … Continue reading Autumn 2022 students – apply for student loans

COVID-19: England returns to plan A

All measures under Plan B have been lifted meaning face coverings are no longer mandatory in indoor venuesCOVID Passes are now voluntary for large events and nightclubs and people are no longer being advised to work from homeIt comes as hospital admissions stabilise, Omicron infections decline and the number of people in intensive care with … Continue reading COVID-19: England returns to plan A

Returning to offices

Cabinet Office Minister calls for Government departments to accelerate the return to office based working to boost staff collaboration and help support local businesses The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Steve Barclay, has tasked departments across government with ensuring their offices can return quickly to full occupancy following the lifting of work from home … Continue reading Returning to offices

England to return to Plan A

People will no longer be advised to work from home, face coverings will no longer be mandatory in indoor venues, and organisations will be able to choose whether to require NHS Covid PassesVaccination remains the best defence against COVID-19 and people are urged to Get Boosted Now The government announced Wednesday 19th January 2022 that … Continue reading England to return to Plan A

Markets and outdoor marquees allowed permanently

Local hospitality businesses no longer need planning permission to put up marquees on their land and councils will no longer need planning permission to hold an outdoor marketMeasures originally introduced during the pandemic will now be made permanent following public consultationThis will draw more people to high streets and town centres and boost local businesses … Continue reading Markets and outdoor marquees allowed permanently

Legislation update 2022 for payroll

Following the successful Legislation update 2021 for payroll by PAYadvice.UK with 19,500 hits and downloads since its launch at the beginning of 2021, following the UK budget on 27th October trigger and confirming a number of payroll changes for April 2022, along with announcement by States of Guernsey and States of Jersey - PAYadvice.UK have … Continue reading Legislation update 2022 for payroll

Prisoners recycle bikes for hospital staff

Prison programme encourages inmates to repair and recycle over 900 bikes for hospital staff and children from disadvantaged backgrounds, helps prisoners gain new skills and turn their lives around. The project run at HMP Hewell and HMP Aylesbury, not only helps recycle bikes, but also provides specialist training to prisoners helping them gain skills and … Continue reading Prisoners recycle bikes for hospital staff

Autumn and winter Covid plan

The UK Prime Minister has …set out the government’s plan to manage Covid throughout autumn and winter. Boosters, testing and refreshed public health advice will help keep the virus under control in the coming monthsPlan B prepared to protect NHS if necessaryPM continues to warn the pandemic is not over and public need to remain … Continue reading Autumn and winter Covid plan

Commemorative coin marking Prince Philip’s ‘life well lived’ revealed

Chancellor unveils new £5 coin commemorating the life of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.Coin presented on Armed Forces Day 2021, recognising the Duke’s years of naval service and support for Her Majesty The Queen.Design features original portrait of the Duke and will be struck by the Royal Mint. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils new … Continue reading Commemorative coin marking Prince Philip’s ‘life well lived’ revealed

Limit on funeral mourners to be removed

Families and friends will shortly be able to pay their respects to loved ones in greater numbers, with numerical limits on funerals to be removed. Legal limit on numbers of mourners at funerals to be removed in England at Step 3 of the roadmapVenues such as places of worship to set limits based on individual … Continue reading Limit on funeral mourners to be removed

New flexible apprenticeships consultation

Sectors including creative, agriculture and construction industries will soon be able to offer more flexible apprenticeship opportunities A consultation has launched Tuesday 20th April 2021, seeking views on how new flexi-job apprenticeship schemes could be run. Apprenticeships are at least 12 months long, so some sectors with flexible employment patterns and short-term roles, such as … Continue reading New flexible apprenticeships consultation

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Step 2

How to make your workplace COVID-secure. Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) Applies to: England (see guidance for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) The 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, so may need to use more than one guide as they think through what they need … Continue reading Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Step 2

Apply early for British passport

The government have urged people not to delay applying for a British passport and to allow more time to be processed. While it is still illegal to holiday overseas and the “Stay in the UK” regulation remains in place, by applying for a passport now, people can make sure nothing stands in their way when … Continue reading Apply early for British passport

Further easing of Covid restrictions from 12th April 2021

Outdoor pubs, shops, gyms and hairdressers to reopen. From Monday 12th April 2021 additional premises will be able to reopen – with the rules on social contact applying. Indoor settings must only be visited alone or with household groups, with outdoor settings limited to either six people or two households. This includes non-essential retail; personal … Continue reading Further easing of Covid restrictions from 12th April 2021

England Covid restrictions change 29th March 2021

Some of the rules changed on 29th March 2021. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or have formed a support bubble with. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You … Continue reading England Covid restrictions change 29th March 2021

Tax year 2021/2022 tax tables published

For those who like to use the tax tables for the occasional manual calculation or problem checking and resolution, the HMRC have published new 2021/2022 tax tables applicable for payments commencing from 6th April 2021. These provide the monthly and weekly calculation tables for the whole of the United Kingdom including the variations for Scotland … Continue reading Tax year 2021/2022 tax tables published