Payroll

Under the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, small-and medium-sized businesses and employers will be able to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19. The online service to reclaim SSP is not available

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New workplace rights to paid leave for bereaved parents came into effect on 6 April 2020. The new law has been welcomed by charities helping bereaved parents to cope with losing a child.

The new allowance gives employed parents the right to claim

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The P9X form is used to notify employers of tax codes to use for employees. The form confirms expectations that the basic personal allowance for the tax year starting 6 April 2020 will remain at £12,500. The emergency tax code will remain at

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This article is a reminder to payroll staff about the electronic PAYE payment dates. The due date for electronic PAYE payments falls on the 22nd of the month and when a payment is made electronically, a payment on the day usually suffices.

However,

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The definition of a connected person for tax purposes includes certain relatives, trustees, partners and companies.

A person is connected with an individual if that person is

the individual’s spouse or civil partner
a relative of the

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In December 2018, HMRC wrote to employers to advise of a temporary easement on reporting PAYE information in real time over the Christmas period. This was put in place because many employers pay their employees earlier than usual over the Christmas

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There are late filing penalties in place for employers that don’t report payroll information on time. The size of the late filing penalties depends on the number of employees within the PAYE scheme.

Number of employees
Monthly

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The P9X form is used to notify employers of the tax code to use for employees. The form shows the tax codes to use from 6 April 2019. The basic Personal Allowance for the tax year starting 6 April 2019 will be £12,500 and the tax code for emergency

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The Living Wage Foundation (an initiative of Citizens UK) recently announced Living Wage rates for London and the UK at £10.55 an hour and £9 an hour respectively. These Living Wage rates are not statutorily binding but represent an increase of 25p

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Advisory fuel rates are intended to reflect actual average fuel costs and are updated quarterly. The rates can be used by employers who reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars or where employees are required to repay the cost of

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There are late filing penalties in place for employers that don’t report payroll information on time. The size of the late filing penalties depends on the number of employees within the PAYE scheme.

Number of employees
Monthly filing

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One of the most time-consuming admin tasks associated with the running a small business can be dealing with the payroll.
Generally speaking, you can:

Run your own in-house payroll, or
Hire your accountant to do the work for you.
If you operate

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