Payroll

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The below is taken from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least three months starting from 1 March 2020. We expect the scheme to be up and running by the end of April. It is designed to support employers whose operations have been severely …

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‘Jack’s Law’ – new legal right to paid parental bereavement leave

Parents who suffer the devastating loss of a child will be entitled to 2 weeks’ statutory leave. Note: this new legislation applies to Great Britain only and not to Northern Ireland Working parents who lose a child under the age of 18 will get 2 weeks’ statutory leave the new legal right to 2 weeks’ …

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Scottish Budget Date Set

The Scottish Government’s budget will be published on 6 February 2020, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has announced. It comes after the UK Government confirmed their budget would be delayed until 11 March 2020. Mr Mackay said: “The UK Government’s approach to the Scottish Budget has been completely unacceptable and has shown a disregard for devolution …

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Off Payroll Working Rules from 2020: Factsheet

From 6 April 2020, medium and large-sized organisations outside the public sector will be responsible for deciding the employment status of contractors for tax purposes. Currently, contractors themselves are responsible for making this decision in these sectors. This will bring the private sector inline with the public sector, where these arrangements have been in place since April 2017.

Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll

The Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll Outsourcing to Your Payroll Team can bring a number of benefits to your business by KEVIN WALLER In 2018 there were an estimated 2.4 million employers in the United Kingdom ranging from the smallest with just 1 or 2 employees to some of the largest with tens of thousands.  They …

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2019/20 Statutory Leave Pay Rates

As part of a series of posts to help employers prepare for the new tax year, this post focuses on the different types of statutory leave and their pay rates. We will cover: Maternity Paternity Adoption Shared Parental Sickness Pay Rates Maternity Paternity Adoption Shared Parental Sickness Maternity SMP – first 6 weeks 90% of the …

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Automatic Enrolment in 2019/20

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have published their Annual Review of the automatic enrolment earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band for tax year 2019/20. The Secretary of State has concluded that for 2019/20 the proposed annual figures will be: Earnings Trigger – £10,000 Qualifying Earnings Lower Limit – £6,136 Qualifying Earnings Upper Limit …

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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 some sectors – including, but not …

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