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Have you heard about the changes happening to Childcare Vouchers?

If you haven’t already heard, there are some big changes being made to Childcare Vouchers, so you may want to read to find out what if this affects you!

As of April 2018, Childcare Vouchers are being scrapped and employers and employee’s will no longer be able to join the voucher scheme. This is because it […]

By |October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off

ICO – Could you face a fine?

Does your business process personal data? If so, are you registered under the ICO? If not, you could be in for some grief. It is the law, under the Data Protection Act 1998, that businesses that partake in this activity are legally required to be registered under the Information Commissioners Office. According to their website, […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

RTI Relaxations – UPDATE!

So we wrote last month about the RTI Relaxations that the HMRC have decided to put a stop to as of 5th April 2016. Both concessions; one that there would be no penalty if the RTI report was done no more than 3 days late, and the other that no penalty would be issued if […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Footwear rules – do you have a leg to stand on?

As a business, especially one that deals face to face with customers on a regular basis, it is important that staff look smart and professional as this gives off a great first impression and really sells your company on perceptive level.

So, you may or may not have heard of the recent case involving an agency […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

RTI Relaxations are no more …

When the system was introduced, it was anticipated that it wasn’t going to be easy for employers and that there were going to be problems. One of which was the issue of the RTI report having to be submitted on or before the date an employee was to be paid.

Many employers indeed found this difficult […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Tax credit renewal online – is it easier?

So it’s come to that time of year again when it times to get your tax credits sorted. And oh what a job it is! From the gathering your information, to filling out the forms, to the long and painful waiting on the phone to the HMRC. We know all too well about this is […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

IR35 – Changes to prepare for!

Current government legislation on whether personal service companies applies to IR35 have always been in the hands of the intermediary. The current rules leave the decision of whether the government scheme applies solely down to the company itself, leaving them to make sure that they are compliant and ensuring that:


Calculations of employment payments and paying […]

By |May 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Let the party season begin!

We are finally getting closer to that magical time of year where celebrations flow and the Christmas and New Years parties begin. Time to let loose, have fun and for employers, to treat your employee’s to a good Christmas party for all the hard work they have put in throughout the year. But, do you […]

By |November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off

You’re fired! … or not.

All companies value and appreciate their employee’s, as they are, in essence, the driving force of all businesses. But what happens when they seriously over step the mark? Most companies will have their ‘Gross Misconduct’ clause in their employee contracts which can apply to various wrong-doings i.e. theft, offensive and physical behaviour, dishonesty, breaches of […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Payslips – Is electronic the way forward?

As we are now in the digital age, most things are now online, internet based or computerised. None surprising, this including our essentials such as important documentation, and monthly payslips being one of them.

However, the question has arisen with some companies/employee’s as to whether this is legal or not. Also raising issue’s such as confidentiality […]

By |September 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off