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Helping employees keep fit without falling foul of HMRC

31 May 2019

The tax exemption for employer provided sporting and recreational facilities encourages employers to help their employees be physically active. Employers providing such facilities should, however, take care to ensure their facilities qualify.

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?

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?

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.

HMRC benchmark subsistence scale rates: receipt checking to be abolished

28 September 2018

Subsistence expenses - receipt checking requirement to be abolished for benchmarking scale rates. Find out how this might affect your organisation.

Applying the trivial benefit in kind exemption

24 July 2018

At this time of year many employers will be considering the tax and National Insurance contributions (NIC) treatment of the non-cash benefits they provide to employees. As part of this thought process, employers may also be considering whether those non-cash benefits qualify for the statutory trivial benefit in kind exemption, which took effect from 6 April 2016 and has now been with us for two complete tax years.

IR35 – Off payroll working rules
David Williams-Richardson

09 July 2018

IR35 – what companies need to know. IR35, a complex off-payroll working tax rule, already applies to the public sector and is likely to soon be applied to the private sector. Our team of employment tax and legal specialists help to ensure that you remain compliant.

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