Author: Heather Shields

Top 5 reasons to switch your payroll team

Payroll is not just about the numbers – it is about people. That’s why a good payroll team not only makes sure everyone gets paid on time but also accurately keeps your business compliant and your employee’s content. Read on […]

Look out for HMRC’s online scrutiny 

Although the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) ended on 30 September 2021, a recent case involving a CJRS claim shows the scope of HMRC’s data gathering. It is a reminder to taxpayers that HMRC’s investigative methods continue to evolve.  Claims […]

National insurance gap extension

The normal time limit for a person to fill gaps in their national insurance (NI) record is six years, but transitional arrangements allow gaps to be filled back to 2006/07. The deadline for making such contributions was recently extended to […]

pension top-ups for lower paid employees

pension top-ups for lower paid employees

Employees who contribute to an occupational pension scheme under a net pay arrangement do not currently benefit from any tax relief if their earnings are below the personal allowance. This anomaly will be rectified from 6 April 2024 when HMRC […]

getting the most from salary sacrifice

getting the most from salary sacrifice

In these straightened times, salary may be preferable to receiving a benefit. However, the attraction of salary sacrifice has increased since 6 April, and when it comes to pensions it makes sense to take a longer-term view. NIC savings Salary […]

Off-payroll mistakes now penalised

The private sector off-payroll working rules have been in place since April 2021, but for the first 12 months businesses have benefitted from HMRC’s relaxed stance on penalties. HMRC will now, however, penalise mistakes made in applying the rules. HMRC […]

HMRC withdraws P11D PDF alternative

HMRC has decommissioned its interactive PDF that businesses have been using to submit up to 150 P11Ds. For 2021/22, former users will instead have to turn to HMRC’s PAYE online service or use commercial payroll software. The deadline for filing […]

managing rising employment costs

National Minimum and Living Wage increases from April, alongside the rise in national insurance contributions (NICs), mean employers need to ensure they’ve planned for the changes. One approach to mitigating the impact, that will work for both employers and employees, […]

report CJRS furlough grants on corporation tax returns

The latest version of the CT600 Corporation Tax Return requires companies to report CJRS furlough payments received and the amounts that the company was entitled to during the period. Where any overpayments have already been disclosed to HMRC that amount […]

managing the end of furlough

After playing a crucial part in managing the impact of Covid-19, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is set to end on 30 September. Although some business sectors, such as hospitality, are currently seeing severe staff shortages, other employers may […]

fifth self-employed income support grant to be paid in July

The fifth (and final) SEISS grant will be available for the self-employed to claim towards the end of July. The eligibility criteria remain broadly the same as the fourth grant. Self-employed profits in 2019/20 must not exceed £50,000 and must […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) templates

HMRC has issued a template with the details of the employees you are claiming for (on or after 27 May 2021). If you are claiming for 16 to 99 employees on or after 27 May 2021, you will need to […]

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