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£2,000 national insurance saving coming soon
Employers are reminded to make sure they do not miss out on a £2,000 cut in their employment costs from 6 April 2014. The new Employment Allowance
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SSP: change on the way for employers
A significant change to statutory sick pay (SSP) is on the way for employers from April 2014. Under the percentage threshold scheme (PTS), employers can recover SSP
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Brits set to ‘pay taxman £4.7bn more than needed’
New research suggests that UK taxpayers are set to waste almost £5 billion this year by paying more tax than necessary. The 2014 TaxAction research, released on
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RTI penalties to be phased in
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced there will be a staggered start to the introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) penalties. Automatic in-year Pay As You
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NMW set to rise by 19p an hour
The Low Pay Commission has recommended that the national minimum wage (NMW) should increase to £6.50 an hour from 1 October this year. The increase from the
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Employers risk tougher health and safety penalties
Employers who breach serious health and safety laws are risking tougher penalties, including prison sentences, according to a new report. The report, published on 16 January, looked
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RTI updates issued
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued updated guidance for employers on the Real Time Information (RTI) reporting of PAYE information. HMRC said on 16 January that
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Flexible working guidance launched
Workplace specialists Acas has published new guidance to help employers prepare for a change in the law on flexible working. From April 2014, all employees who have
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Changes on way for employee share schemes
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced changes to the way that new and existing employee share schemes and arrangements are administered. HMRC said on 21 January
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Trade drive targets mid-sized businesses
Every mid-sized business in the country is to be offered tailored trade advice and an intensive support programme to help them start exporting or break into new
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PM urges small firms to make most of support
Prime Minister David Cameron has urged the UK’s 4.9 million small businesses to take advantage of measures that could save them up to £10,000 each a year.
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