Construction Industry Scheme

Construction Industry Scheme Construction Industry Scheme Claim Forms and Amending Returns Limited company subcontractor’s repayment iForm If you are a limited company subcontractor and haven’t been able to off-set your company’s Constructions Industry Scheme (CIS) deductions against other PAYE liabilities during the year, you may need to claim a repayment after the end of the… Read more »

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What are qualifying earnings for Auto Enrolment?

What are qualifying earnings for Auto Enrolment? In a nutshell qualifying earnings are the minimum contribution requirement for an auto enrolment scheme and is based on a band of earnings called qualifying earnings (QEs).  This band is currently between £5,876 and £45,000 for 2017/18 and they’re expected to change each year. We’ve based this article… Read more »

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What is the Cost of Outsourcing My Payroll?

What is the Cost of Outsourcing My Payroll? When you are looking to outsource your payroll, the first question most people consider is, “What is the cost of outsourcing my Payroll?” On the face of it, this may seem a very straight forward question, especially if you have never outsourced your payroll before, however there… Read more »

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Employer Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Employer Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships The business benefits The benefits of apprenticeships and traineeships are becoming increasingly obvious to more and more businesses.  It’s a fact that apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term development.  According to the British Chambers of Commerce,… Read more »

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Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare Tax-Free Childcare launches for parents from early 2017 as a new Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. The scheme will allow eligible parents to open online childcare accounts to make payments direct to their registered childcare providers. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will… Read more »

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Employers are facing a second increase in minimum wage rates come 1 April 2017

Employers are facing a second increase in minimum wage rates come 1 April 2017 The National Minimum Wage – The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law. The rate will depend on a worker’s age and if they are an apprentice. The National Living Wage… Read more »

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Do You Know About The Changes to Salary Sacrifice Schemes?

Do You Know About The Changes to Salary Sacrifice Schemes? The Chancellor also announced in his Autumn Statement that he intends to legislate to remove the income tax and employer’s Class 1A National Insurance contributions (NICs) advantages from salary sacrifice arrangements. In this context, salary sacrifice includes Benefits in Kind (BiKs) with a cash allowance… Read more »

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A beginner’s guide to auto enrolment

A beginner’s guide to auto enrolment – Everything you need to know Workplace pensions have been around for decades, but it’s only recently that the government has put legislation in place that requires all employers to automatically enrol certain employees in a workplace pension. And they mean all employees and some that you may not… Read more »

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Top 5 tips to keep auto enrolment as hassle free as possible

Top 5 tips to keep auto enrolment as hassle free as possible So you’ve probably heard about auto enrolment and are trying to figure out how to approach it all. Maybe you have received a letter from The Pensions Regulator notifying you about your staging date urging you to start planning, or maybe you’ve heard… Read more »

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5 of the most frequently asked employee questions on auto enrolment – Do you know the answers?

5 of the most frequently asked employee questions on auto enrolment – Do you know the answers? Nearly 6.3 million people are now saving into a workplace pension thanks to auto enrolment. This is a huge achievement, and with opt out rates reassuringly low, the signs seem positive that savers will remain in their schemes…. Read more »

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5 wrong assumptions small companies make about auto enrolment

5 wrong assumptions small companies make about auto enrolment When it comes to auto enrolment, there’s a lot to take in and it’s easy to make assumptions, perhaps because of misunderstandings or sometimes it’s just easier to assume something than taking the time to find out the truth. That’s why we’ve decided to myth-bust five… Read more »

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Top tips for finding the perfect SME auto enrolment pension provider

Top tips for finding the perfect SME auto enrolment pension provider When it comes to finding the perfect workplace pensions provider, it can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. After all, finding the right pension scheme is a big decision which will have long lasting consequences for your employees so shouldn’t be taken lightly. Get it… Read more »

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