Payroll News

‘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.

Minimum Wage Increase 2020

Share This Post Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on email HM Government has announced it will increase minimum wage rates by 4 times inflation.  Employees over 25 are set to receive a 6.25% pay rise , an increase of £930 per year for a full time worker. This increase will …

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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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P9X(2019) Tax Codes To Use

HMRC have now published P9X(2019) which gives employers and payroll professionals guidance on the tax codes and bandings for the 2019/20 tax year. I have summarised some of the information below. Personal Allowance The basic Personal Allowance to use for the 2019/20 tax year is £12,500. This applies to the whole of the United Kingdom …

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Minimum Wage Rates 2019/20

There are a number of different wage rate schemes in force across the United Kingdom. Some are UK wide, some are devolved to each of the nations. This article will set out the minimum wage rate employers should be aware of. National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage (UK) The National Minimum Wage and National …

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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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