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For information: law places more onus on firms for tax evasion

For information: law places more onus on firms for tax evasion

In a move to clamp down on tax evasion, companies and partnerships are now criminally liable if they fail to prevent evasion by either a member of their staff or an external agent. The change in the law introduced in the Criminal Finance Act 2017 – which came into...

Salary sacrifice

Salary sacrifice

What is the salary sacrifice scheme? Salary sacrifice is a government-backed scheme that reduces an employee’s cash pay in return for various types of non-cash remuneration of equivalent value – with tax savings for both employee and employer. For new salary sacrifice...

Is HR getting on top of you?

Is HR getting on top of you?

Like payroll, HR is a function which every organisation has to have, but we’re probably preaching to the converted when we say that it can be complex, time-consuming and expensive. Understanding, complying with and keeping abreast of HR law can be a minefield, which...

Gender pay gap reporting

Gender pay gap reporting

If the workforce in your employ numbers 250 or over, you’re required by law to calculate the difference in remuneration between male and female employees (gender pay gap). This legislation came into effect on April 6th this year, but we’re reminding you now because...

In the Budget:

In the Budget:

National Minimum & Living Wages to increase Chancellor Philip Hammond’s recent Autumn Budget introduced a number of changes that will impact businesses in the UK. The key news of relevance to your payroll is:  The National Living Wage will be increased by 4.4%, up...

We’ll be ready … will you? The GDPR is coming up fast

We’ll be ready … will you? The GDPR is coming up fast

Heavy fines for non-compliance Door opened to litigation by individuals Ask us about GDPR toolkit to help make sure you’re ready If you haven’t heard of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), you must have been living in a vacuum, because it will become law on...

Minimum wage suspension in social care continues

Minimum wage suspension in social care continues

What happens when the penalties for failing to pay the minimum wage would be so great that they could sink an industry? Back in July, the decision was made to waive accrued payroll penalties in the social care sector. It seems many providers’ payroll departments had...

Is the gig economy tide turning?

Is the gig economy tide turning?

Do recent events show that the payroll procedures of gig businesses will be forced to conform? The status of the gig economy worker remains a key battleground of employment legislation. Only last week, the Central London Employment Tribunal ruled that three drivers...

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