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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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18th March 2019 Payroll update: March 2019

  The team at Whiting’s payroll bureau have produced their latest newsletter, to keep clients updated on relevant recent changes to payroll and related legislation.   Edition 10 – March 2019  

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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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8th November 2018 New guidance for employers

HMRC has issued the October 2018 Employer Bulletin which contains a number of articles relevant to employers on payroll related issues. The articles cover a number of areas including: clarification of the rules regarding paying employees when the regular payday is a non-banking day dealing with PAYE Settlement Agreements and new procedures to accommodate Scottish…

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2nd November 2018 2018 Budget: A Payroll Analysis

National Minimum Wage is set to increase from April 2019: £8.21 per hour for ages 25 and over £7.70 per hour for ages 21 to 24 £6.15 per hour for ages 18 to 20 £4.35 per hour for ages under 18 Apprentices are increasing to £3.90 per hour  Tax Allowances increase from April 2019: Personal…

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26th March 2018 Child Care Voucher Scheme Closure – UPDATE @ 16 March 2018

  The UK Government has announced a six month extension on the closure of Childcare Voucher schemes, previously due to close to new members on 6 April 2018. This announcement comes in light of pressure from members of the public who signed a petition to prevent closure and also from the Labour Party who had…

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21st March 2018 Understanding Payments on Account

  Payments on Account (POA) tend to cause confusion for individuals submitting a Self Assessment Tax Return and may result in cash flow issues for some taxpayers. POA are payments which HMRC require in advance for the current tax year, based on the liability in the previous year. You will have to make POA if…

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15th March 2018 Payroll Year End

With 5 April fast approaching, you must ensure that you send your final Full Payment Submission (FPS) on or before your employee’s final pay day within the tax year, ensuring that you tick to confirm that this is the final submission for the year on your payroll software. If you forget to tick this box,…

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15th March 2018 Employer auto enrolment pension contribution set to double with effect from 6th April 2018

  All employers and employees currently paying the minimum contribution of 1% will have to factor contribution increases into their cashflow in order to meet the rise in the level of auto enrolment funding. From 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019, the employer minimum contribution will increase to 2% with staff contribution equalling 3%.…

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8th March 2018 National Minimum Wage Rates

  Effective from April 2018 the National Minimum Wage rates will be increasing again, as per the below figures: Workers aged 25 years or more: £7.83 per hour Workers aged 21 to 24 years: £7.38 per hour Workers aged 18 to 20 years: £5.90 per hour Workers aged under 18 (but above compulsory school age):…

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