November, 2018

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Staff parties – a taxable benefit?

It’s that time of year again when everyone puts on their party hat for the annual Christmas party. One thing to remember, apart from to have fun, is how the cost is treated. Employers can use an allowance of up to £150 per employee per year for hosting events suchRead More

Minimum Wage Guidance Update – Sleep-in Shifts

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have recently updated their guidance for calculating the minimum wage to reflect the law as it currently stands following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the joined cases of Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad. The guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/calculating-the-minimum-wage In someRead More

Scottish Arrestment Order Rate Changes from 2019

The Diligence against Earnings (Variation) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 will be coming into force on 6th April 2019 after being laid before the Scottish Parliament on 12th November 2018. The Regulations make changes to Part 3 of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 Regulation 2(a) increases the figure in sections 53(2)(b) andRead More