Salary Sacrifice

Salary sacrifice allows employees to agree to forego part of their salary in return for non-cash benefits such as childcare vouchers and pension contributions, which can enable tax and national insurance savings to be made. Salary sacrifice offers employees greater flexibility of choice as to how their remuneration package is shaped.


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How Tax-free Childcare works and its impact on employers

Tax-free Childcare is the latest initiative from Government to support working parents, but it could see some worse off than...

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April 2017: nine key employment law changes

10 Apr 2017

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...

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Changes to salary sacrifice: how to reduce disruption and maximise retention

31 Mar 2017

Changes to salary-sacrifice schemes announced in November’s Autumn Statement are likely to prove unpopular with employees. James Monks from RAM...

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How will the new salary-sacrifice rules impact employers?

27 Mar 2017

From 6 April, employers will need to make a number of changes to their salary-sacrifice schemes. Lynda Finan and Nick...

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2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

7 Dec 2016

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
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Compulsory national ‘living wage’ to be introduced in April 2016

8 Jul 2015

A new minimum wage of £7.20 per hour will be introduced next April for all working people aged 25 and...

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Employers favour flexibility in benefits packages

21 Aug 2014

Research by XpertHR found that the most popular way of flexing the benefits package is to offer benefits on a salary-sacrifice basis.

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Benefits Overhaul 2012: Part 9 – The appeal of modern benefits

3 Dec 2012

Retail vouchers, experience days, cycle-to-work schemes, iPads, free gym membership. The benefits market has devised numerous new perks in recent...

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Salary sacrifice VAT changes: four things employers need to know

31 Dec 2011

On 1 January 2012, new rules on the VAT treatment of certain benefits provided under salary-sacrifice schemes will come into...

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Legal opinion: Incentivising staff in challenging economic conditions

1 Aug 2011

Incentivising staff in these challenging economic times is more important than ever as employers look to increase productivity and get...

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Childcare vouchers: an introduction for employers

6 Jun 2011

The number of working parents in the UK is on the rise. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that...

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Pay trend research highlights contrasts across 12 sectors

5 Nov 2010

Pay trends for the past year varied widely by sector, with manufacturing seeing median pay rises above that for the...

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Payroll giving schemes donated £81 million to charity last year

22 Sep 2010

The number of employees donating to charity through their employer’s payroll scheme has risen by more than 150% over the past...

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Company car allowance: an alternative to giving company cars?

16 Aug 2010

Giving employees a company car allowance instead of a car can help employers avoid company car tax. A company car...

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Company car tax and salary sacrifice: understanding the rules

16 Aug 2010

The reduced company car tax on low-emission cars has suddenly made salary sacrifice attractive for both employers and employees.Company car...

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