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Holiday leave

November 19, 2016

Employees are entitled to 28 paid days holiday leave per year. This is made up of four weeks standard leave and eight bank holidays, which are paid, giving an annual entitlement of 5.6 weeks. Of course, you can give more … Continue reading

The right to work in the UK

July 14, 2016

In the second half of 2015 over £21 million penalties were issued to employers in the UK for hiring illegal workers. And now the Immigration Act 2016 has introduced even tougher sanctions on illegal working.   Even if you have … Continue reading

Holiday pay and overtime

April 28, 2016

Calculating holiday pay has just become a bit more complicated. Employees who regularly work voluntary overtime beyond their contracted hours could be eligible for holiday pay on that overtime, following a court ruling. In a recent legal case a judge … Continue reading

What’s a P60?

April 25, 2016

A P60 summarises an employee’s total pay and deductions for the tax year. You need to give all employees on your payroll, who are working for you on the last day of the tax year (5 April), a P60. The … Continue reading

Understanding tax codes

April 15, 2016

Every employee needs a tax code and this is what you use to work out how much tax your employee needs to pay. Tax codes are usually made up of a combination of numbers and a letter and will look … Continue reading

New Student Loan repayment plans

April 8, 2016

If your employees have a student loan to repay, you’ll need to find out what date they went to university. This now matters because the amount of money they repay will depend on the size of the loan. There are … Continue reading

Increase to National Living Wage

March 17, 2016

The cost of employing staff set to rise Employees over the age of 25 now qualify for the National Living Wage (NLW), which is £7.20 an hour. This gives workers who were earning National Minimum Wage (NMW) a rise of … Continue reading

National Insurance

October 19, 2015

National Insurance (NI) is paid by both employers and employees. By paying NI contributions employees qualify for certain benefits such as the State pension and maternity leave. Employees pay Class 1 NI if they’re: 16 or over earning above £155 … Continue reading

Expenses and benefits

October 16, 2015

If you pay expenses or benefits to your staff or directors you will need to tell HMRC and pay tax and National Insurance (NI) on them. Benefits include: Health insurance Company cars Travel and entertainment expenses Childcare Here’s a full … Continue reading