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How can recruitment companies ensure they are paying national minimum wage correctly?
Charlie Barnes

12 June 2019

We have seen HMRC focus its attention on a range of sectors to enforce compliance with national minimum wage (NMW) regulations. The recruitment sector has come under the spotlight, with the recent case of Staffline, the recruitment and training group, who had a historical breach of NMW.

Prepared for the P11D process?

31 May 2019

There were changes to form P11D reporting for the 2016/17 tax year onwards. Understanding and abiding by the revised rules is important, to ensure ongoing compliance and avoid penalty.

IR35 reforms – an update

24 April 2019

On 5 March 2019 the Government issued their policy paper and consultation document regarding the forthcoming changes to the IR35 rules. This confirms that the current public sector IR35 rules will form the basis for these changes, but what else does it tell us?

Lorraine Kelly wins £1.2m tax appeal
David Williams-Richardson

21 March 2019

The personal service company of broadcaster Lorraine Kelly has won a First-Tier tribunal appeal against a £1.2m demand from HMRC for unpaid income tax and National Insurance Contributions.

Are you planning your annual staff update?

08 March 2019

It is the time of year when many employers are planning and budgeting for their annual staff update. Are you applying the correct employment tax and National Insurance contributions (NIC) treatment for your next event?

Employment tax skeletons in the cupboard?

22 February 2019

Maintaining employment tax compliance is a notoriously difficult challenge for employers and, as a result, HMRC is intensifying its employer duties reviews. Have you considered an independent employment tax health check to help identify inaccuracies, mitigate risks and spot opportunities for cost savings and time efficiencies?

How will the recruitment sector be impacted by changes to IR35 rules from April 2020?
David Williams-Richardson

The Government’s confirmed lead option for change is to extend the public sector reform introduced in April 2017 to the private sector. How would this potential change impact the recruitment sector?

The Good Work Plan: determining status and IR35

25 January 2019

The Government's Good Work Plan includes positive signs about how the tax rules for determining employment status might change in the future. But what could this mean for organisations engaging off payroll workers, and how could this affect private sector businesses planning for IR35 reforms that are set to be introduced from 6 April 2020?

Budget 2018 - key employment tax announcements

30 November 2018

In the 2018 Budget, the Chancellor announced a series of important updates to employment tax rules. Employers should be aware of these changes to ensure that the correct treatment is applied going forwards.

HMRC’s new approach to ‘employer duty’ compliance

31 October 2018

HMRC has introduced new ways of working when undertaking reviews of employers’ records. Such reviews are now increasingly referred to as ‘employer duty compliance checks’. If you are selected for such a review, and are asked to complete an HMRC questionnaire, this must be handled carefully.

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