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
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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12th September 2017 Guidance for employers

HMRC have issued their latest guidance to employers in the August edition of the Employer Bulletin. This publication, which is issued every two months, includes articles on: Reporting Pay As You Earn in real time Optional Remuneration Arrangements Tax codes – Get it right first time PAYE penalties – continuation of the risk-based approach to charging penalties…

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12th September 2017 Get ready for the new data protection rules

The government is to introduce new data protection rules under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect from 25 May 2018. Under the GDPR businesses will have increased obligations to safeguard the personal information of individuals which is stored by the business. These rules apply to the information of customers, suppliers or employees.…

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9th August 2017 Taylor Review of employment practices

  The long awaited Taylor Review of employment practices suggests that a national strategy is needed to help provide security in such areas as wages, quality of employment, education and training, working conditions, work life balance and the ability to progress at work. One of the areas of focus relates to the ‘gig’ economy, with…

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21st September 2016 Low Pay Commission

National Minimum Wage: Increases from 1-Oct-16. The Low Pay Commission today welcomed the Government’s acceptance of its recommendations for the rates of the minimum wage affecting workers under 25 and apprentices, to apply from 1 October 2016 – including: its first recommendation for the effective new minimum wage for 21-24 year olds, where the Government agreed…

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