Tax

U-turn on tax cut for self-employed

The Treasury has announced that it will not abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs), a policy the Conservative party...

Top 10 HR questions August 2018 – Brexit and executive pay ratios

4 Sep 2018

While progress has been made in some areas of the Brexit negotiations, including agreement on the rights of EU citizens...

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Taxation system similar to PAYE proposed for gig economy workers

23 Jul 2018

The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has suggested gig economy firms should deduct tax from the earnings of self-employed workers...

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Military in Scotland to receive back pay following tax hike

19 Jul 2018

Around 8,000 military personnel in Scotland are to receive back pay to compensate for changes that saw them pay more...

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IR35 changes have ‘seriously damaged’ the NHS

22 Jun 2018

Changes to self-employment tax rules have “seriously damaged” the NHS and the public sector, according to research by the Association...

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Employee benefits: don’t get caught out when submitting HMRC forms

15 Jun 2018

Employers who paid employee expenses or benefits during the 2017/18 tax year have until 6 July to submit their paperwork...

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Taxes and the gig economy: what should employers expect?

14 Jun 2018

The Supreme Court this week deemed a former Pimlico plumber a worker for employment rights purposes, even though he was...

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Consultation into private sector tax avoidance a ‘fatal blow’

18 May 2018

Freelance and contractor bodies have called a new Government consultation into IR35 tax reform a “fatal blow” to the UK’s...

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The top 10 questions April 2018: taxation of termination payments and GDPR

4 May 2018

New rules on the taxation of termination payments came into force in April 2018. All payments in lieu of notice...

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Tax reform: Hidden traps in the changes to termination payments

6 Apr 2018

Employers should be prepared for several tax system reforms that are due to take effect this year, including changes to...

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Employment status: Time to review off-payroll arrangements

3 Apr 2018

With greater scrutiny of employment status by HMRC, employers need to look carefully at their off-payroll labour arrangements, argues Hilary...

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April 2018 employment law changes: Six key tasks for HR

26 Mar 2018

April is always a busy time of year for HR, with new and amended employment laws taking effect. In April 2018, large employers face their first gender pay...

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Employer childcare voucher schemes get six-month reprieve

14 Mar 2018

Plans to scrap employer childcare voucher schemes have been delayed by six months after the Democratic Unionist Party intervened.
Last...

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More than £800m generated from HMRC payroll investigations

12 Feb 2018

HMRC collected £819m in additional tax through payroll investigations last year, as it continued to crack down on organisations that...

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Budget 2017: National living wage rise confirmed at £7.83

22 Nov 2017

There were few surprises for employers in today’s budget, the first delivered since the snap general election in June.
Chancellor...

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