Top 5 Things In Payroll To Know This Week – 11/06/2021

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Hello and welcome to the latest Top 5 Things To Know In Payroll This Week!  



1. Employer Bulletin: June 2021

HMRC have published the latest Employer Bulletin.  This is a must read for all payroll professionals as it includes a wealth of information including:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and information
  • PAYE
  • Tax updates and changes to guidance
  • General information and customer support

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2. Government to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse with powerful new body

A powerful new workers’ watchdog will be created to protect the rights of UK workers, the government confirmed today (Tuesday 8 June).

Responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting agency workers – currently spread across 3 different bodies – will be brought under one roof, creating a comprehensive new authority, which will ensure businesses that break the rules have nowhere to hide.

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3.  Employers who have claimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The latest statistics for claims made through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme have now been published.

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4. National Insurance number allocation

The National Insurance number application digital service for adults who have not been allocated a number is now open.

DWP have also opened their face to face service, for those who may still need to attend an office to have their identity verified. Applications should be made online initially and applicants will be advised if they need to book a face to face appointment.

Demand is currently high for the service and applications can take up to 16 weeks to be processed.

If an employee already has a National Insurance number, the quickest way to confirm or share their number is by using their personal tax account to download a confirmation letter or follow the lost National Insurance number guidance.

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5. Three steps to becoming LGBTQ+ inclusive all year round

With Pride Month in full swing, Lynne Hardman shares three ways organisations can ensure support for the LGBTQ+ community all year round.

Pride Month is here and we should all take the opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge those who take the lead in LGBTQ+ activism.

While many companies will be changing their logos to incorporate the rainbow flag as a symbol of solidarity, support for the LGBTQ+ community should extend far beyond this. It is employers’ responsibility to empower this often underrepresented group year-round, not just for the month of June.


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