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
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?
Social media groups have seen some questions by employers and payroll on whether there are pension requirement for temporary summer … Continue reading Summer and seasonal only staff – Pension obligations
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
In the August 2023, the HMRC are again reminding employers on the confusing pension scheme tax relief methods along with … Continue reading Pension Tax Relief – what are HMRC on about?
HMRC have issued the August 2023 edition of the Employer Bulletin which brings the latest HMRC updates and guidance to … Continue reading August 2023 Employer Bulletin
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!
Originally started in readiness for 2021, PAYadvice.UK are constructing its popular PAYadvice Series Legislation Update 2024 for payroll. We believe … Continue reading Legislation updates 2024 for payroll
As part of the governments introduction of reliefs for investment zones from April 2023, a new recycled list of additional … Continue reading 2024 NI changes: Investment Zone Employer NICs Relief (IZENR)
Fines are to be more than tripled for employers and landlords who allow illegal migrants to work for them or … Continue reading Tripling of fines for those supporting illegal migrants
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!
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
HMRC are concerned on the number of new starters who they receive on Full Payment Submissions with incorrect or missing … Continue reading Getting your new employees tax right
HMRC have been concerned with some of the accuracy of data reported to them for new employees when commencing employment.To … Continue reading Taking on a new employee? Make sure you collect accurate information.
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?
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
The HMRC Software Developer Support Team have shared the following information on a new HMRC campaign to improve the accuracy … Continue reading Upcoming HMRC activity to support employers with new starters
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
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!
HMRC interest rates for late payments will be revised following the Bank of England interest rate rise to 5%. The … Continue reading HMRC late payment interest charge rises
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
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
Introduction HMRC have issued the June 2023 edition of the Employer Bulletin which brings the latest HMRC updates and guidance … Continue reading Employer Bulletin – June 2023
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
New government restrictions to student visa routes to cut net migration while protecting the economic benefits students bring to the … Continue reading Changes to student visa route to reduce net migration
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
Individuals may claim the marriage allowance through their online Personal Tax Account. For those who are a little tech savvy … Continue reading New Marriage Allowance form made available
HMRC have indicated that employers who want to set up a recurring direct debit for their employer PAYE, that this … Continue reading HMRC update Employer Direct Debit information
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?
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
As part of the government proposals following BREXIT, the ‘Smarter Regulation to Grow the Economy’ published on Wednesday 10th May … Continue reading Are holiday pay changes on the way
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
All employers in the UK have a responsibility to prevent illegal working. Employers can be jailed for 5 years and … Continue reading Illegal working moped delivery drivers targeted
Paper P11D or P11D(b) (original or amendment) after 6th April 2023 If an employer or agent submits a paper P11D … Continue reading Paper P11Ds – now being rejected
Student and postgraduate loan generic notification service messages to employers As part of the April 2023 Employer bulletin, the HMRC … Continue reading Generic Notifications for student loans – What’s the point!
Every month HMRC creates a PAYE charge for all employers and pension providers. A "small number" contact the HMRC employer … Continue reading PAYE account misbalance – the dreaded duplicates!
HMRC have issued the April 2023 edition of the Employer Bulletin which brings the latest HMRC updates and guidance to … Continue reading April 2023 Employer Bulletin
Ethnicity pay reporting is one of the tools employers can use to build transparency and trust among their employees. The … Continue reading Ethnicity pay reporting: guidance for employers
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
Photo by Pavel Danilyuk on Pexels.com Often when meeting with payroll professionals around the world, they wonder why the United … Continue reading Happy New (Tax) Year – 6th April 2023
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
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
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
Arrests made by the Home Office during an intelligence-led, pre-dawn immigration operation. Six arrests have been made as part of … Continue reading Operation targeting illegal working in care industry – six arrested
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Judiciary of England and Wales are calling on employers to join the hundreds … Continue reading Employees who volunteer as magistrates prove good for business
Employers are being encouraged to better support women experiencing the menopause as the Government today appointed England’s first ever Menopause … Continue reading Government appoints first Menopause Employment Champion to improve workplace support
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)… confirmed it will support proposals to expand Automatic Enrolment, enabling millions of people … Continue reading Bill passed to expand pension saving to young and low earners
The Home Office have asked if PAYadvice.UK would share the following information with its readership. 1 March 2023 We are … Continue reading Right to Work update: Employer’s guidance
The HM Revenue and Customs Software Developer Support Team have confirmed changes to the acceptable P11D submission due from 6th … Continue reading No more Paper P11Ds to HMRC
Payroll managers, employers, do you employ those under the age of 21? HMRC are asking for your help to better … Continue reading HMRC NI Category M – GNS Message Questionnaire
The HMRC have update their employer guidance CWG2, CWG5 and also the guide to gross-up where employer pay the tax … Continue reading HMRC issue guidance for 2023/2024 tax year
HM Revenue and Customs has informed employers as part of the February 2023 Employer Bulletin of changes to reporting benefits. … Continue reading Major changes to reporting benefits
This links to edition 100 of the online Employer Bulletin. In this month’s edition of the Employer Bulletin there are … Continue reading February 2023 Employer Bulletin
The DWP has signed the Age-friendly Employer Pledge, a nationwide programme run by the Centre for Ageing Better to promote … Continue reading DWP leads way supporting people aged over 50 at work
Bacs hash not required from 2023-24 On Monday 13th February 2023, the HM Revenue and Customs Software Developers Support confirmed … Continue reading HMRC drops the ‘best practice’ BACS Hash
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
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
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
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
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
Welsh Rates of Income Tax (WRIT) The process for Wales involves the UK Government reducing each of the three income … Continue reading Welsh Income Tax April 2023
HMRC have published their December 2022 edition of the employers bulletin. It covers a multitude of topics: PAYE Your employees … Continue reading December 2022 Employer Bulletin
The Chancellor met with major lenders, Martin Lewis, and the FCA to discuss how lenders can support those who may … Continue reading Cost of living – Mortgage lenders’ commitments to borrowers
The United Kingdom’s first Freeports in Plymouth, Solent, and Teesside are now fully up and running after receiving final government … Continue reading First Freeports launched
Workers to have a greater say over when, where, and how they work under new government plans to make flexible … Continue reading Millions to be able to request flexible working on day one of employment
HM Revenue and Customs have confirmed the decision to increase the Expenses and Benefits rates for tax year 2023/2024, effective … Continue reading Tax year 2023/2024: Car and van fuel benefit charge increased
Employers may need to review their reward strategies! With the proposal of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) for a significant … Continue reading Significant minimum pay rise may impact employer reward strategies
As part of the April 2023 changes to payroll, the HMRC Software Developers Support Team (SDST) has additionally confirmed the … Continue reading Student Loan Thresholds Confirmed for April 2023
Following the government Autumn Statement on 17th November 2023 and the indication that benefits would rise by 10.1%, the Statutory … Continue reading Statutory Sick Pay increases from April 2023 to £109.40
Following the governments Autumn Statement on 17th November 2022 and indication that benefits would rise by 10.1%, it has been … Continue reading Statutory Parental Payment increased by 10.1% from April 2023 to £172.48
Dear PAYadvice.UK, Following the Autumn Statement of 17 November 2022 we can confirm the following information for payroll 2023-24. Where … Continue reading Payroll 2023-24: Allowances, Rates and Thresholds from 6 April 2023
An employer who provides childcare vouchers to employees are required to undertake an annual Basic Earnings Assessment (BEA) prior to … Continue reading Child Care Vouchers – 2023/2024 Basic Earnings Assessment Calculator
Over nine million 50+ workers now on payrolls, an increase of more than 210,000 since last year. Network of dedicated … Continue reading Drive to help over 50s re-join the jobs market
The government states it is committed to ending low pay. From 1st April 2023, the National Living Wage (NLW) will … Continue reading National Minimum and Living Wage rise for April 2023
The Chancellor has, Thursday 17th November 2022, announced the Autumn Statement, its aim to restore stability to the economy, protect … Continue reading Chancellor delivers plan for stability, growth and public services
From today , 6 November 2022, the 1.25% point cut to National Insurance rates for employees and employers takes effect … Continue reading Reversal of National Insurance Increase takes effect
HMRC interest rates for late payments will be revised following the Bank of England interest rate rise to 3%. The … Continue reading HMRC late payment interest rates change
The Prime Minister has proclaimed an additional bank holiday to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The … Continue reading 8th May 2023 Bank holiday proclaimed
The HMRC Software Developer Support Team have notified updates to the Real Time Information technical specifications and an update to … Continue reading PAYE RTI 2023-24: Technical Pack updated
HMRC have published their October 2022 edition of the employers bulletin. It covers a multitude of topics: PAYE Reduction in … Continue reading October 2022 HMRC Employer Bulletin
As Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on weekends, neither is a bank holiday and therefore substitute days are … Continue reading Christmas 2022 and New Year 2023 – when are the Bank Holidays and what about paying early?
New laws introduced entitling unpaid carers to 1 week of unpaid leave a year. new laws introduced entitling unpaid carers … Continue reading Boost for carers who will receive new unpaid leave entitlement
New government-backed law to offer pregnant women and new parents greater protection against redundancy new government-backed law to offer pregnant … Continue reading Government backs new law to help pregnant women and new parents stay in work
Employers across the UK have joined a new group to support the government on helping veterans get into employment. Businesses … Continue reading Office for Veterans’ Affairs launches new group to step up veteran employment
Dear PAYadvice, Please share the following message sent on behalf of the HMRC External Affairs Team. Earlier today the Chancellor of … Continue reading Chancellor brings forward further Medium-Term Fiscal Plan measures
Speech to the House of Commons as delivered by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. Mr Speaker, The central responsibility of any government … Continue reading Chancellor Statement – 17th October 2022
The Chancellor of The Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has, Monday 17th October 2022, brought forward a number of measures from 31st … Continue reading Chancellor brings forward further Medium-Term Fiscal Plan measures
HM Revenue and Customs have launched a New Starter Checklist as an alternative way for new employees to ensure their … Continue reading New Starter Checklist for PAYE available
To ensure taxpayers understood their increased National Insurance contributions from 6th April 2022, that the additional contribution was to help … Continue reading November 2022 NI change – Drop the message
TPR is warning employers to ensure they are complying with their ongoing automatic enrolment duties after inspections carried out earlier … Continue reading The Pension Regulator publishes new compliance and enforcement bulletin