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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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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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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) and 63(4)(b) of the Act, used …

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