Employment in the UK

The Office for National Statistics have released their latest labour market report. While some have lost their jobs, the biggest response of employers remains cutting hours rather than employment. Lower hours includes putting people onto furlough - though there is some evidence of some people returning to work. Furloughed workers are often on partial pay, … Continue reading Employment in the UK

RTI Earlier Year Updates – the end is nigh

The HMRC Operational Excellence section have confirmed the end of the Real Time Information (RTI) Earlier Year Update EYU. HMRC, Shipley by PSP(c)2019 SDST has shared the following message from specialists in HMRC’s Operational Excellence section: “We wrote you in November 2018 and March 2019 about the pilot to extend the use of the RTI … Continue reading RTI Earlier Year Updates – the end is nigh

‘New Starter Justice’ – left out of furlough #COVID19 #Coronavirus

The governments Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced on 20th March 2020 (with backdated options to 1st March 2020) originally indicated that employment had to commence up to 28th February 2020, excluding any new employment starters from the scheme. In an attempt to prevent (or so claimed) fraud, an extra condition of having to have been … Continue reading ‘New Starter Justice’ – left out of furlough #COVID19 #Coronavirus

New P46(Car) form released

HMRC have released (28th April 2020) the updated P46(Car) for use from 6th April 2020 for those employers reporting company car benefit on form P11D. For those who formally payroll benefits in kind including company cars, do not use this form but report car details on the Real Time Information, Full Payment Submission. Using the … Continue reading New P46(Car) form released

Employment Allowance – business sector choice errors

For 2020-2021 tax years onwards, you can only claim EA if your total (secondary) Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) liability is below £100,000 in the tax year before the year of claim Business Sector choice errors HM Revenue and Customs checks suggest that a number of employers (or their agents/payroll administrators), may be incorrectly … Continue reading Employment Allowance – business sector choice errors

Reporting payments under RTI for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/reporting-payments-in-paye-real-time-information-from-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme The government have issued further guidance on how and when to report RTI payments under CJRS. Follow the links for the full text. In summary: If you’re using the grant to pay wages You should pay employees on their contractual payment date so that employees receiving Universal Credit are not affected. Any grant paid … Continue reading Reporting payments under RTI for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

CJRS Furlough – Employees you can claim for #COVID19 #coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme [Employers] can claim for employees on any type of employment contract, including: full-timepart-timeagencyflexible or zero-hour contractsForeign nationals are eligible to be furloughed. Grants under the scheme are not counted as ‘access to public funds’, and you can furlough employees on all categories of visa. To be eligible for the grant, when on furlough, an … Continue reading CJRS Furlough – Employees you can claim for #COVID19 #coronavirus

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – further updates 17th April 2020 – #COVID19 #coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme The government have added further guidance and information in preparation for the CJRS grant application opening on Monday 20th April 2020. The additional clarification and changes relate to: scheme extensionfraudclaims for employees made redundant or who stopped workingfixed term contractsagency workers And retaining records. New guidance has been published with information on holiday payemployees … Continue reading Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – further updates 17th April 2020 – #COVID19 #coronavirus

Furlough grant claim calculation published #COVID19 #coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/work-out-80-of-your-employees-wages-to-claim-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme The government have published (late Friday 17th April 2020) guidance on grant application calculations for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Find out how to calculate 80% of your employee’s wages, National Insurance Contributions and pension contributions if you've furloughed staff due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You can claim for 80% of your employee’s wages (even … Continue reading Furlough grant claim calculation published #COVID19 #coronavirus

Furlough Scheme cut-off date extended to 19th March 2020 #COVID19 #coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme The government have updated the guidance on Wednesday 15th April 2020 in relation to which employees and RTI data requirements. Employees you can claim for You can only claim for furloughed employees that were on your PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020 and which were notified to HMRC on an RTI submission … Continue reading Furlough Scheme cut-off date extended to 19th March 2020 #COVID19 #coronavirus

£4,000 Employment Allowance change to be announced in the Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is predicted to announce further changes to the Employment Allowance. A cut in the ‘job tax’. Raising the employment allowance from £3,000 to £4,000, giving millions of businesses an immediate boost. In a government policy to encourage job creation, the employment allowance allows qualifying employers to offset currently up to … Continue reading £4,000 Employment Allowance change to be announced in the Budget

Employment Allowance Reform – requirement for reporting de minimis State aid in Euro removed

HM Revenue Employment Allowance Reform Policy team confirmed (Thursday 3rd October 2013) that employers will no longer be required to calculate and report the amount of de minimis State aid value on the RTI EPS. Employers who wish to claim Employment Allowance from 6th April 2020 will need to report their business sector (RTI data … Continue reading Employment Allowance Reform – requirement for reporting de minimis State aid in Euro removed

Off-Payroll Working (IR35) government response published, changes going ahead for April 2020

Thursday 11th July 2019 and HM Revenue and Customs have published the governments response to the consultation along with draft regulations and TIIN etc. At the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) meeting in London, HMRC representatives outlined some of the principles of this new obligation on engagers and the potential implications on payroll operation … Continue reading Off-Payroll Working (IR35) government response published, changes going ahead for April 2020

The Employment Allowance is about to get very complicated!

April 2020 sees a qualifying change to the Employment Allowance. Originally introduced in April 2014 at £2,000. Many employers benefit from the increased reduction of £3,000 on the employers secondary National Insurance liability. Only one PAYE in a group of connected employers can claim the allowance. So in 2020, employers whose secondary NIC liability has … Continue reading The Employment Allowance is about to get very complicated!

Employment Allowance reform 2020 consultation launched

UK employers entitlement to the £3,000 employment allowance is due to change from 6th April 2020. Employers with a secondary NI liability of £100k or more in the preceding tax year will no longer qualify., and they must also have a full £3k left within their industry type de minimum state aid threshold. The method … Continue reading Employment Allowance reform 2020 consultation launched