Payment in lieu of notice (PILON)

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Changes to tax on termination pay in April 2018

17 Aug 2016

The Government has cut back proposed changes to taxing termination payments, issuing new draft legislation that is expected to come...

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Employee notice periods: take part in our survey

25 Jul 2016

XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on employee notice periods, focusing on resignations outside the probationary period.
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Top 10 HR questions May 2016: Pro rata bank holidays

1 Jun 2016

With two bank holidays falling on Mondays in May, it is perhaps unsurprising that a question on pro rata bank holiday entitlement was the most popular on XpertHR in May.

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How do you calculate redundancy pay when making a payment in lieu of notice (PILON)?

11 Nov 2015

Redundancy payments are calculated based on an employee’s length of service. But what happens if an employee who is paid...

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Top 10 HR questions October 2015: Overtime and holiday pay

3 Nov 2015

From overtime and holiday pay to safety helmets for Sikhs, we round up the most popular HR questions in October 2015.

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An A to Z of legal changes 2015/16: Your questions answered

19 Oct 2015

XpertHR’s webinar An A to Z of legal changes 2015/16 took employers through recent and upcoming developments in employment law....

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How will proposed changes affect tax free termination payments?

How could changes to tax-free termination payments affect employers?

15 Sep 2015

As part of the Summer Budget, the Chancellor announced plans to change the tax treatment of termination payments and the...

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Three steps to protect your business when a key employee leaves

6 May 2013

Solicitor Catharine Cooksley explains how to make sure your company’s secrets remain safe.All businesses, regardless of sector or size, will...

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Case of the week: Société Genérale, London Branch v Geys

25 Feb 2013

Société Genérale, London Branch v GeysFACTSMr Geys was employed by Société Genérale, London Branch from February 2005 as a managing...

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PILON: When can payments in lieu of notice be paid tax free?

11 Sep 2012

Payment in lieu of notice (PILON) is an issue that employers must approach with caution to avoid unwelcome tax implications...

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Legal opinion: How HR managers can prepare for changes to executive pay

23 Aug 2012

Executive pay has received significant attention over the last 12 months and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has consulted...

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Weekly dilemma: Taxation of pay in lieu of notice

17 Nov 2011

I’ve sacked a member of staff who was underperforming, with immediate effect. His contract has a clause providing an option...

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Weekly dilemma: Dismissal before a bonus falls due

16 Mar 2011

We have a senior employee who is underperforming and we want him to go right away. We plan to pay...

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Legal opinion: Redundancy pay – tax pitfalls

26 Mar 2009

Failure to deal with complex redundancy tax issues can end up costing employers dear.

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