Top 5 Things To Know In Payroll This Week – 02/07/2021

Kevin Waller

Kevin Waller

UK Payroll Specialist

So we’re halfway through the year and fast approaching the end of the school year for many! It has gone by far too quickly.

Here are my Top 5 Things To Know In Payroll This Week.

Preventing digital burnout: is your organisation ready for the ‘right to disconnect’?

Digital wellbeing is a growing area of concern for HR professionals as we adapt to hybrid working models. New regulatory changes mean that employers will have to take more responsibility for preventing technology overload.

Read More: https://www.hrzone.com/perform/people/preventing-digital-burnout-is-your-organisation-ready-for-the-right-to-disconnect

New Right To Work Checklist

This checklist explains the types of documents that are acceptable for checking an employee’s right to work and how long the check is valid for.

Read More: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/right-to-work-checklist

HMRC Publish resources around National Minimum Wage and apprentices

Messaging, information and other communications resources for use by stakeholders to communicate with apprentices and their employers about the National Minimum Wage.

Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-minimum-wage-for-apprentices-communication-resources

Latest statistics for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The key points from this release covering the period to 31 May 2021 are below. Figures for May 2021 are provisional and subject to revision as additional claims for the period are received.

  • since the start of the scheme a cumulative total of 11.6 million jobs have been supported by the CJRS at various times. This is across all claims submitted to HMRC by 14 June 2021
  • the levels of furlough seen in these figures reflect the easing of restrictions on business activity seen throughout the UK in April and May with the reopening of businesses such as non-essential retail, restaurants and pubs across the UK

Read More: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-statistics-1-july-2021/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-statistics-1-july-2021

800,000 tax relief claims for working from home

Since April, almost 800,000 employees who have been working from home during the pandemic, have already claimed tax relief on household related costs, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

Read More: https://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/hm-revenue-customs-hmrc/pressreleases/800000-tax-relief-claims-for-working-from-home-3113043

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