04 March 2021
It was no big surprise that the Chancellor extended the furlough scheme in the Budget. A total of 1.3m employers have made a CJRS grant claim since the scheme started in March 2020, giving rise to claims totalling £53.8bn.
03 March 2021
The 2021 Budget included some key aspects for employer skills, including apprenticeship incentives, a new Help to Grow Scheme and 'portable' apprenticeships, allowing multiple employers in one apprenticeship.
03 March 2021
Unsurprisingly, the Chancellor's announcements did not include any significant changes to employment taxes. The tax information and impact notes did, however, include a technical change to the new off-payroll working administrative rules (IR35) which are being introduced from 6 April 2021, and some welcome easing and extensions to previous exemptions introduced because of the coronavirus.
26 February 2021
Employers who would like to formally payroll benefits for the 2021/22 tax year for the first time must formally register with HMRC before 6 April 2021.
23 February 2021
Recent court and tribunal decisions in relation to Uber drivers and television presenter Kaye Adams have shone fresh light on the misalignment of the employment, legal and tax treatment of people in work. Government promises to address this with an Employment Bill in December 2019 came to nothing. We hope the Chancellor will address this by proposing a statutory employment test in the Budget on 3 March, but we’re not holding our breath.
19 February 2021
The Supreme Court has today decided that Uber drivers are workers, ending a multiyear court case and confirming that Uber drivers are entitled to worker’s rights including holiday pay and national minimum wage.
29 January 2021
With coronavirus tests available, and a vaccine being rolled out, employers may want to test employees, and offer a vaccination when a vaccine is commercially available. Employers should consider the employment tax and NIC treatment.
HMRC has published a list of 700,000 companies who were claiming furlough grant in December 2020.
12 January 2021
What should you be doing to make sure your CJRS claims are correct?Read more
18 December 2020
Following HMRC’s recent extension of the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), we discuss the key highlights including timescales, mistakes and furlough over the Christmas holidays.