Top 5 Things In Payroll To Know This Week – 30/04/2021

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Top5! This week includes right to work checks, working through and umbrella company, minimum wage updates and details of the next two Payroll Forums.  



1. End of temporary adjustments to right to work checks

The Home Office has announced that the temporary adjustments to the right to work checks will come to an end on 16 May 2021.  From 17 May, you must either:

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2. Off Payroll Working Guidance Updates

The IR35 off payroll working guidance has been updated to include information about working through an umbrella company. 

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3. HMRC publish pre-recorded webinars for employers

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4. Pensions tax: reporting non-taxable pension death payments using Real Time Information

The requirement to report payments of taxable pension death benefits and taxable lump sum death benefits to HMRC using RTI was introduced in 2015.

However, the tax treatment of some pension death payments changed in 2015. This legislative change will require pension payers to report certain non-taxable payments to HMRC using RTI. This change will provide HMRC with complete information about an individual’s pension payments and help ensure individuals do not overpay or underpay Income Tax. The RTI system can already accept non-taxable payment information.

The draft regulations have been shared with industry representatives for a short technical consultation.

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5. National Minimum Wage guidance updated

Working hours for which the minimum wage must be paid

Sleep-in shifts: examples added to clarify the position in light of the 2021 Supreme Court judgment.

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Next Payroll Forum – 6 May 2021

The next Payroll Forum will take place on 6 May from 3pm. 

Barry Matthews will be joining me to talk about the bureau sector and we will also be joined by bureau managers from across the industry. 

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Payroll Forum: Apprenticeships – 8 June 2021

In June I will be focusing on the payroll apprenticeship, how it works, why it exists and how you can fund it.  I will also be joined by a number of training providers that you can speak to about your requirements. 



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