The National Living Wage will rise to two-thirds of average earnings, the Chancellor announced Monday 2nd October 2023 National Living … Continue reading Major increase to National Living Wage on its way
They we have added (25th September 2023) three more names to the published list of tax avoidance schemes Olympus Contracting … Continue reading HMRC name three more tax avoidance schemes that don’t work
Workers right across the country will be given more say over their working patterns thanks to new laws supported by … Continue reading Millions to get more power over working hours
What NMW protection is there for domestic workers Workers who live-in within the family home of their employer and who … Continue reading National Minimum Wage to be extended to live-in domestic workers
Funding has been extended to cover new courses in arboriculture, which cover the care, management and safety of amenity trees. … Continue reading Boost to Forestry skills training
The £2 fare cap has cut travel costs, especially in rural areas, where buses are vital for people to get … Continue reading Commuting costs reduced – Bus fares in rural England drop 11% thanks to £2 fare cap
The Lifelong Learning Bill becomes law, paving the way for a radical transformation of the student finance system. New measures … Continue reading Lifelong Learning Bill becomes law
As part of agent update 112 published 20th September 2023, HMRC have provided a response to a submitted question around … Continue reading Overcharged Student Loan for those who Self Assess who have payrolled benefits in kind
Millions of households across the UK will receive £300 directly from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) between 31st … Continue reading Cost of Living payment dates
Stoptober is back - calling on smokers to join the thousands of others committing to quit from 1st October. New … Continue reading 95% of ex-smokers see positive changes soon after quitting
Private Members’ Bill to help millions save more into their pension and start saving sooner has cleared Parliament and been … Continue reading Pension AE changes on the way – but when?
Pledge to reduce England’s suicide rate within 2 and a half years with launch of new national suicide prevention strategy. … Continue reading Major national strategy to reduce number of tragic suicides
Wilko went into administration on 10th August 2023. This article provides information on how to claim redundancy or register as … Continue reading Wilko in administration: information for employees and creditors
Tax credits are coming to an end, and most people will need to apply for Universal Credit instead. You won’t … Continue reading Tax Credits are ending
HMRC have added new names to their list of Tax Avoidance promoters. Some of these umbrella companies arrangement use an … Continue reading HMRC names and warns users of more tax avoidance scheme promoters
Living Hours scheme marks 100 sign-ups as inflation continues to soar 100 UK employers have now committed to provide secure … Continue reading 100 UK Employers Commit to Tackle Insecure Work
The Department for Education has confirmed the Student Loan thresholds for Plan Type 1 and 2 to be operated from … Continue reading Student Loan Plan 1 and 2 thresholds confirmed for April 2024
If someone has had a change in circumstances, then they might need to complete their first ever Self Assessment tax … Continue reading Change of circumstances – Do you need to complete a Self Assessment tax return?
Six Million Face Cost of Living Crisis in Insecure Jobs, with Health and Social Care Workers Worst Affected More than … Continue reading Flexibility for who? Variable shift work not so convenient for employees!
Save As You Earn (SAYE) bonus rates and early leaver rates change from 18th August 2023. Save As You Earn … Continue reading Boost for employer share save scheme
According to an HMRC promotion, they have acknowledged that over two million new employees who started a new job in … Continue reading Over 2 million new starters put on wrong tax code!
A government-backed scheme provides free legal advice to help 38,000 people a year at risk of losing their home launches … Continue reading Free legal advice for people facing eviction or repossession
HMRC have listed another rogue umbrella promoting tax avoidance schemes which do not work. Named on 27th July 2023, Easyway … Continue reading Another tax avoidance rogue umbrella warning
HM Revenue and Customs have stopped assignments of Income tax for refunds being paid permanently to third party refund agents. … Continue reading Assignments of Income Tax stopped
The deadline for tax credits customers to renew their claim is on 31st July. HM Revenue and Customs have indicated … Continue reading Not renewed you tax credit claim? You have less than a week until the deadline!
Providing your employer and HMRC with accurate personal information - get the right pay faster When we start a new … Continue reading Starting a new job? Make sure your details are accurate
Do you wash your uniform? Do you work from home? Do you pay membership fees or subscriptions for your job? … Continue reading You May be owed tax refund on your work expenses – find out today
Change to data HMRC collects HMRC has indicated that proposed change in law will likely require employers to report more … Continue reading Worked Hours reporting change on its way?
Parents who fail to pay child maintenance will face tougher sanctions faster after new laws were passed … to speed … Continue reading Swifter sanctions on unpaid child maintenance
HM Revenue and Customs is urging parents of children aged over 16 who are staying in full-time non-advanced education from … Continue reading Child Benefit: Over 16 Full-time non-advanced Education
From September 2023 people with pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme will automatically have their status extended by 2 … Continue reading EU Settlement Scheme enhancements
A question that landed, not the first time and unlikely to be the last, asked: ‘At the moment we currently … Continue reading Its all a question of Gender
New support scheme to help smooth the way for injured or disabled ex-military to return to work. Adjustments Passports provide support … Continue reading Jobs “passport” for injured or disabled veterans
All secondary school pupils eligible for free flu vaccine as government expands vaccination programme. Over 3 million secondary school pupils … Continue reading Free flu vaccine for secondary school pupils
A new online Midlife MOT has been launched to help older workers with financial planning, health guidance, and to assess … Continue reading Midlife MOT website
In July 2019 (before the COVID pandemic hit the U.K.) the Government consulted on high-level options for reforming parental leave … Continue reading Paternity changes proposed
The offer will be available for single bus tickets on over 5,000 routes in England (outside London), helping passengers save … Continue reading Bus fare ‘Get around for £2′ extended until 31 October 2023
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have named a further three tax avoidance promoters. They have added to their naming list: … Continue reading Three more tax avoidance umbrellas named
As part of one of the Prime Minister’s five key priorities to grow the economy, low-earning parents on Universal Credit … Continue reading Working parents to benefit from childcare boost worth up to £1,630 per month
What is the Living Wage? The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate based on the cost of … Continue reading Are you a ‘Living Wage Employer’?
Following the June 2023 publication by the Department of Business and Trade of the 202 shamed UK employers who failed … Continue reading PAYadvice.UK publishes Minimum pay resources
In the shaming list of 202 employers who had failed to pay minimum wage to their employees and workers, 79 … Continue reading 79 of the 202 shamed employers breached minimum pay due to wage deductions
In the shaming list of 202 employers who had failed to pay minimum wage to their employees and workers, 42 … Continue reading 42 of 202 shamed employers breached minimum wage for apprentices!
78 of the 202 shamed employers breached minimum pay due to unpaid working time An increasing number of employers are … Continue reading Unpaid working time may take pay below the minimum wage
202 businesses have been named by DBT for failing to pay the minimum wage to lowest paid workers. These employers … Continue reading 202 Employers shamed for underpaying minimum wage
For students starting university in England this coming 2023 academic year, a new undergraduate and postgraduate student loan plan type … Continue reading New Student Loan Plan 5 is on its way – payroll deduction start April 2026
Everyone aged 60 and over will continue to receive free prescriptions Prescriptions will continue to be free for anyone aged … Continue reading Free prescription age frozen at 60
Parliament has approved new powers to stop child maintenance economic abuse New law will allow Child Maintenance Service to intervene … Continue reading New child maintenance powers to protect victims from domestic abusers
The Home Office deployed over 300 immigration officers on over 150 enforcement visits in one day to crack down on … Continue reading Over 100 illegal workers arrested
National Insurance numbers can now be saved to the Apple Wallet Individuals with an Apple iPhone can now store their … Continue reading National Insurance Number – Apple Wallet
Do you have a Tax credit - don’t forget to renew before the 31st July 2023 deadline. According to HMRC, … Continue reading Renew your tax credit
More time is given to pay National Insurance contributions towards State Pension. Taxpayers now have until 5th April 2025 to … Continue reading Deadline for voluntary National Insurance contributions extended to April 2025
Schemes offering people shares in their employer are set for a shake up as the government explores changes that will … Continue reading Employee share scheme shake up
Universal Credit’s maximum childcare payments will rise nearly 50% – up to £1,630 per month – from 28th June 2023. … Continue reading Massive boost for childcare
Over 6 million more people now eligible for legal aid advice and representation. There is to be an increase to … Continue reading Legal support extended to millions of vulnerable people
Parents and carers to be given new protections at work, covering leave entitlement and redundancy rules New rights derive from … Continue reading Wins for parents and carers workers rights
Please share this message with your networks, to help raise awareness of the Help to Save scheme with those who … Continue reading Help to Save extended to April 2025
How many bank or public holidays are there? In the calendar year there are usually 8 standard bank or public … Continue reading Bank Holidays – What are my rights?
More Self Assessment customers are submitting their tax return on the first day of the tax year. The number of … Continue reading First day Self Assessment filing doubles
Thousands of taxpayers are claiming tax refunds for work-related expenses and HMRC is reminding them that they can claim directly. … Continue reading Don’t miss out on a tax refund for work expenses
As part of the governments BREXIT reforms and the ‘Smarter Regulation to Grow the Economy’ published 10th May 2023, new … Continue reading Non-compete clauses to be limited
Pay increases to meet the cost of living crisis and the rise in National set Minimum pay. With current level … Continue reading Pay rises and the impacts on Maternity – the curse of Alabaster
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to issue 1.5 million annual tax credits renewal packs for the 2023 to 2024 … Continue reading Tax credits – 1.5 million renewal packs
Under the Promoters of Tax Avoidance Schemes (POTAS) regime, HMRC can publish information about promoters of tax avoidance schemes that … Continue reading STOP notices served on 6 more avoidance schemes
Getting extra payments to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits. You … Continue reading Cost of Living Payments 2023 to 2024
Local elections coming up soon. Get ready! Voters need to prepare themselves for the new requirements that apply to the … Continue reading Want to VOTE? Voter ID
Now we are in the new tax year, it may be a suitable time to check your tax code. Millions … Continue reading Want to check your tax code?
In 2019, the Low Pay Commission (LPC) recommended that workers should become entitled to the National Living Wage (NLW, the … Continue reading Start-age for National Living Wage expected to drop to 21 from April 2024
The Department for Business and Trade (DBT), formerly known as BEIS have issued updated information on one of their areas … Continue reading Common causes of minimum pay breach
The State Pension age timetable will remain unchanged, for the time being. The review was informed by reports from the … Continue reading State Pension age review
Government invests £75 million to provide discounted bus travel for another 3 months across 5,000+ routes from over 140 bus … Continue reading ‘Hop Around for £2’ bus fare cap extended until end of June 2023
The second review of State Pension age has been published The UK government have released the following: State Pension age … Continue reading State Pension Age Review
For pay periods starting on or after Saturday 1st April 2023, the National Living Wage and Nation Minimum Wage are … Continue reading National Minimum Wage Rise 1st April 2023
At the Spring Budget Jeremy Hunt announced 30hrs of free childcare for children aged 9 months - 4 years for … Continue reading When can you claim your free childcare?
The new law is designed to protect those working on vessels operating an international service from being paid less than … Continue reading New UK law to boost seafarer pay
UniversalCredit claimants in work across Great Britain can now benefit from extra support to help secure promotions and higher wages … Continue reading Drive to help workers on Universal Credit boost prospects
A new system will give the Government and emergency services the capability to send an alert directly to mobiles phones … Continue reading UK-wide Emergency Alert test
The government are applying measures to remove taxpayer’s ability to legally assign to a third party their income tax repayment, … Continue reading Assignments of Income Tax Refunds now void
Millions of households will get more support with high energy bills to help ease the cost of living, the Chancellor … Continue reading Spring Budget 2023 – energy support extended 3 months
The Youth Mobility and Working Holiday schemes have been expanded so more young people will be eligible to live and … Continue reading UK and New Zealand expand schemes for young people to work abroad
People are set to benefit from a complete overhaul of student finance, helping them get flexible loan funding to train, … Continue reading Student finance to be radically transformed from 2025
Thousands have been given more time to fill gaps in their National Insurance record and help increase the amount they … Continue reading Deadline extension for voluntary National Insurance contributions
Employers are being encouraged to communicate where there are work associated expenses and allowances with their Employees so that they … Continue reading Income tax relief for employment expenses
HM Revenue and Customs has, as part of the February 2023 Employer Bulletin, confirmed a concession on PAYE responsibilities for … Continue reading HMRC revise reporting obligations on pay advances
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced the appointment of Sara Weller CBE as the new permanent Chair … Continue reading New Chair of the Money and Pensions Service
More women will be helped back into the workplace following the launch of a Government-backed training programme. Women facing work … Continue reading More women to be supported back into STEM jobs
Cohabiting parents with dependent children who need support following the death of their partner can apply for bereavement benefits The … Continue reading Bereavement benefits extended to unmarried cohabiting parents
Law will combat ‘one-sided flexibility’, where workers are often on standby for work that never comes Friday 3rd February 2023, … Continue reading New law gives more say over working hours
Families looking for childcare places during February half term could be missing out on a government top-up to help pay … Continue reading Boost your childcare budget this half term
In his speech Friday 27th January 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt set out his vision for long-term prosperity in the UK. … Continue reading Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s speech at Bloomberg
DBS is putting jobseekers on alert for the scams that could leave them victims of theft and fraud. Jobseekers are … Continue reading Jobseekers urged to watch out for 7 signs of job scams
I am pleased to be able to let you know that I have today [26th January 2023] announced the outcome … Continue reading Automatic Enrolment Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band for 2023/24.
Plans for a new statutory code will crack down on unscrupulous employers that use controversial dismissal tactics courts to be … Continue reading Crack down on ‘fire and rehire’ practices
HMRC names 5 more tax avoidance schemes, as part of their crack-down on tax avoidance promoters. HM Revenue and Customs … Continue reading Five more tax avoidance schemes named
If you want to get back to work in 2023, there is help. Whether you’re looking to change your career … Continue reading TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR CAREER
People aged 65 and over accounted for 16% of those who filed a tax return for the 2020 to 2021 … Continue reading From pensioners to teenagers, who files a tax return
The Government are seeking views on proposals to pro-rata holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers based on the … Continue reading Calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers
The government does not make any profit from the cost of passport applications The government will introduce new passport fees … Continue reading Thinking about holidays? Passport fees are rising!
HMRC to introduce legislation to change the way repayment agents are paid for their services to better protect taxpayers and … Continue reading Tax repayment agents to have Greater control and protection for taxpayers
A first-of-its-kind Better Hiring Toolkit has been launched, providing an essential guide for care sector employers to make informed, safer … Continue reading Hiring toolkit supports care providers with safer recruitment