Ruth Pearson (Mildenhall)

Ruth joined the firm in 2001 and qualified as a full member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in 2007. Ruth is responsible for providing clients with an array of payroll and CIS payroll services including managing and processing payroll to a number of clients including those in the construction industry. Outside of work Ruth enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends. She also enjoys keeping fit and regularly attends a local HIIT class as well as walking her dog.

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Ruth Pearson
17th September 2020 Fuel Rates From September 2020

HMRC have updated the latest company car advisory fuel rates. These rates apply from 1 September 2020.   The guidance states that you can use either the previous or current rates, for up to one month from the date the new rules apply.   The new rates per mile are below: Engine size Petrol LPG…

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15th September 2020 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus

We are halfway through September and this month sees one of the biggest changes to the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Employers now pay 10% of furloughed employees’ wages to make up 80% of their total wages up to a cap of £2,500, with the wage cap being proportional to the hours not worked.…

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5th March 2020 Employment Allowance Reform

The Employer Allowance was first introduced in April 2014, giving employers a reduction of £2,000 against their Employer’s NIC bill.   This was further increased in value from April 2016 to £3,000 and in addition the scheme was reformed to exclude single-director companies.   It has remained at £3,000 ever since and is claimed via…

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17th October 2019 Is it too early to talk about Christmas!

In December 2018 HMRC wrote to employers to advise of a temporary easement on reporting PAYE information in real time. This was for a number of reasons, one of which could be due to businesses closing over the Christmas period and therefore having to pay staff earlier than normal.   HMRC have received feedback from…

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10th June 2019 Employee vehicles: Mileage Allowance Payments (MAPs)

MAPs are what you pay your employees for using their own vehicle for business journeys. You can pay your employees an approved amount of MAPs each year without having to report them to HMRC. To work out the approved amount, multiply your employee’s business travel miles for the year by the rate per mile for…

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30th May 2019 Company Cars : Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs)

Use AFR’s to work out mileage costs if you provide company cars to your employees. These rates apply from 1 June 2019.   Advisory fuel rates from 1 June 2019 Engine size Petrol  LPG – amount per mile 1400cc or less 12p 8p 1401cc to 2000cc 15p 9p Over 2000cc 22p 14p   Engine size…

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6th March 2019 National Minimum Wage and Pension Contributions

  Further to the budget announcements at the end of October 2018, rate changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) have been confirmed for April 2019. These are in line with the recommendations that were made by the low pay commission.   Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2018 (current rate) £7.83…

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20th September 2018 HMRC advisory fuel rates for company car users from 1 September

HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, effective from 1 September 2018 reflecting the upward trend in forecourt fuel prices for higher emission cars.  These rates apply from 1 September 2018 and have increased slightly on the previous quarter rates, for petrol cars with engine of 1400cc or more…

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23rd February 2018 Company Cars, Vans and Fuel

  There are a number of changes to be aware of on the company vehicle front. The first is that the diesel supplement (which not so long ago was due to be abolished) is to be increased from the current 3% to 4% from 6th April 2018. The supplement will apply to all diesel cars…

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5th December 2017 Tax implications for employee gifting

Some employers like to give their employees a small gift at this time of year. A tax exemption applies giving employers reassurance that the benefits provided are exempt and won’t result in a reportable employee benefit. To ensure the benefit is exempt, the following conditions must be met:- The cost of the benefit does not…

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