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Feb 27 2018

National Minimum Wage Rises

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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) rates are increasing from 1 April 2018. Employers need to ensure they are paying their employees at least the appropriate NMW or NLW rate. You can find the new rates in the table below: * introduced and applies from 1 April 2016 **for apprentices under more

Mar 20 2017

Payroll Year End 2017

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With April fast approaching, time should be taken to familiarise yourself with Year End filing procedures and deadlines. HM Revenue & Customs have produced this step-by-step guide to follow. Please follow this link www.gov.uk/payroll-annual-reporting. Our dedicated Amber Accounting department can provide support with adhering to the HM Revenue & Customs requirements. Should you wish to more

Oct 4 2016

Agricultural Wage Scotland – October 2016

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The National Minimum Wage and the Agricultural Wages Order in Scotland have historically been updated with effect from 1 October each year. However, with the introduction of the National Living Wage, which runs on a different calendar cycle, the Government has decided to change the National Minimum Wage timeframe in order to align with the more

Jun 21 2016

Auto-enrolment – Are You Ready?

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Auto-enrolment was introduced for large employers in 2012. The provisions compel employers to register with TPR (www.tpr.gov.uk/registration), and ultimately provide adequate provision for employee pensions through an AE process. Employees can opt out, and certain jobholders can have their inclusion in the process postponed, but the responsibility lies firmly with employers to put proper systems more

Jun 21 2016

Fuel Scale Charges from 1 May 2016

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The VAT Fuel Scale Charge is a simplified way of taxing the private use of car fuel. If you use your business vehicle for private use you can claim all the VAT on road fuel as long as you apply the appropriate fuel scale charge. You will need to know the CO2 emissions rating of more

Jun 21 2016

P11Ds

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All employers should remember the filing date for P11D returns with HM Revenue and Customs is 6 July 2016. P11D returns are normally needed where employees earning over £8,500 per year (including value of the benefits), or any company directors, receive any benefits or expenses payments from their employer. For employees earning less than £8,500, more

Mar 9 2016

National living wage

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The new national living wage will come into effect on 1 April 2016 for workers aged 25 and over, to be paid a minimum of £7.20 per hour. The National Minimum Wage will continue to apply for those aged 21 to 24. In Scotland there is also a voluntary rate of £8.25 for all workers more