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20 Feb 2018

Pensions

The contributions into workplace pensions will rise to a 2% employer minimum and 5% total. They are currently 1% and 2% so when your employer’s contributions rises to 2%, employees will need to make a 3% contribution. There has been no announcement yet on the auto-enrolment earnings threshold for 2018/19 ... (click to read more)

16 Feb 2018

National Insurance

The lower earnings limit will rise by inflation to £116 per week and the thresholds for when national insurance kicks in for both employees and employers will be £162 per week with the upper earnings limit, upper secondary threshold for the under 21’s and the apprentice secondary threshold all ... (click to read more)

14 Feb 2018

Tax rate and allowances

The personal tax allowance will increase to £11,850 from the new tax year. Therefore, the emergency tax code will be 1185L/1 (the 1 indicating that it is non-cumulative). There is no change to the income limit which is set at £100,000 your personal allowance reduces by £1 for every ... (click to read more)

08 Feb 2018

Overtime Complications

Have you considered the ruling which says that voluntary overtime if paid sufficiently regularly must be included in holiday pay? When a claimant has worked overtime one week in four, that was deemed regular enough to warrant an adjustment every time they went on holiday to compensate them for ... (click to read more)

06 Feb 2018

Bank Holiday Problem 2018

The holiday year in England and Wales is 1 April to 31 March, and you might not yet have looked at where Easter falls in 2018. Many employees have contracts that state that they get 20 days plus bank holidays. Normally, that’s fine as there are 8 bank holidays ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2018

HMRCS’s interest rate rises

In August 2016 the interest rate HMRC charges you for not paying your tax bill on time (which tracks bank interest rates) decreased after nearly seven years of remaining static. However after a blip in inflation over the last year HMRC has now raised its rates From 21 November 2017 ... (click to read more)

30 Jan 2018

Scotland’s Finance Secretary has made radical changes to income tax rates for 2018/19

The table below shows the Sottish income tax rates and allowances for 2018/19: Personal tax-free allowance £11,850 Start rate 19% £11,851 to £13,850 Basic rate 20% £13,851 to £24,000 Intermediate rate 21% £24,001 to £44,274 Higher rate 41% £44,275 to £150,000 Additional rate 46% £150,001 and above The new tax rates make it important that employers, wherever they are in the ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2018

Another year of the flat rate National Insurance

From 6 April 2018, the flat rate Class 2 national insurance contributions for the self-employed was due to be scrapped; however in November 2017 HMRC announced the delay of this for another year until April 2019. For the 2015/2016 tax year on Class 2 contributions are part of your self-assessment ... (click to read more)

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Latest news

Pensions

The contributions into workplace pensions will rise to a 2% employer minimum and 5% total. They are currently 1% and 2% ...

Click to read more >

National Insurance

The lower earnings limit will rise by inflation to £116 per week and the thresholds for when national insurance kicks i...

Click to read more >

Tax rate and allowances

The personal tax allowance will increase to £11,850 from the new tax year. Therefore, the emergency tax code will be 11...

Click to read more >

Overtime Complications

Have you considered the ruling which says that voluntary overtime if paid sufficiently regularly must be included in hol...

Click to read more >

Bank Holiday Problem 2018

The holiday year in England and Wales is 1 April to 31 March, and you might not yet have looked at where Easter falls in...

Click to read more >

HMRCS’s interest rate rises

In August 2016 the interest rate HMRC charges you for not paying your tax bill on time (which tracks bank interest rates...

Click to read more >

Scotland’s Finance Secretary has made radical changes to income tax rates for 2018/19

The table below shows the Sottish income tax rates and allowances for 2018/19: Personal tax-free all...

Click to read more >

Another year of the flat rate National Insurance

From 6 April 2018, the flat rate Class 2 national insurance contributions for the self-employed was due to be scrapped; ...

Click to read more >

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