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  • 5
  • Sep
A Brief History of Payroll & Crazy Past Rules

This week marks the start of National Payroll Week, initiated in 1998 in the UK by the CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals), to celebrate and recognise the hardworking people of the payroll profession. To mark the start of the week and do our part in recognising our own members of staff and those in…

  • 14
  • Apr
Parliamentary group urges amendment to ‘flawed’ IR35 rules

This month has seen long-anticipated new off-payroll working rules take effect, after a year of coronavirus-related delays. The reform, which kicked in from 6th April, is aimed at helping HM Revenue & Customs to assess whether a contractor is genuine or essentially being used as a “disguised employee” for tax purposes.  The Government has argued…

  • 23
  • Mar
Were you aware of the changes to holiday entitlement and pay?

HMRC has made changes to holiday entitlement for casual staff on zero-hour contracts and holiday pay for zero-hour staff and staff that receive regular overtime/commission/bonus payments. UK Law states all workers must receive 5.6 weeks/28 days of leave, which includes bank holidays. Zero-hour staff For staff on zero-hour contracts, holiday can no longer be calculated…

  • 17
  • Mar
Half of the UK’s freelancers say they’ll cease contracting once IR35 reform takes effect

In another development that will be of little surprise to workers taking advantage of our own accountancy for contractors in Plymouth and Wellington, a new survey has revealed that half (50%) of contractors plan to stop contracting in the UK after IR35 rule changes are introduced in April.  The UK government’s reforms of the off-payroll…

  • 2
  • Mar
Self-employed workers in the UK call for delay to IR35 reform

A new poll has found that most of the UK’s self-employed individuals are seemingly unprepared for the changes to off-payroll working rules – also known as IR35 – that are set to take effect from April.  As reported by LondonlovesBusiness and elsewhere, a survey of more than 500 self-employed people found that only 3% of…

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  • Feb
Notice periods and furlough: are you up-to-date on the guidance?

You might already be aware that last December saw some important updates to the furlough scheme rules. One important change concerned the payment of employees’ notice pay while on furlough, to prevent the scheme from being used for any employee that is retiring, being made redundant, or is working their notice. It was made clear…