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Tax Codes, Allowances and Thresholds for April 2018

Personal Tax Allowance From 6th April 2018, the new annual Personal Allowance for income tax purposes is £ 11,850. An Employee’s tax allowance is divided up according to how often he/she is paid. Using the 1185L tax code / £11,850 annual allowance as an example: Monthly paid Employees can earn £988 per month before paying… Read more →

Auto Enrolment Pension Contribution Increases April 2018

From 1st April 2018, the minimum pension contributions under Auto Enrolment will increase to: Employer: 2% Employee: 3% (for a majority of pension schemes 2.4% will be taken due to the tax relief) The Earnings Trigger (the amount an Employee has to earn to qualify for Auto Enrolment) remains at: £ 10,000 per annum /… Read more →

National Living and Minimum Wage Rates from 1st April 2018

From 1st April 2018: National Living Wage (Employees aged 25 and over) – £ 7.83 per hour The new National Minimum Wage rates are going up to: 21-24     £ 7.38 per hour 18-20     £ 5.90 per hour 16 & 17   £ 4.20 per hour The Apprentice rate (Under 19 or… Read more →

Beware! Immediate Automatic Enrolment Duties for New Employers Start on October 1st, 2017

Taking on your first employee is an exciting time but there is so much to do.  Registering with HMRC, sorting the correct insurance, training; there’s a lot to think about.  From October 1st, there’s another thing to add to the “to do” list – sort out a workplace pension for your employees.     Employers… Read more →

National Living and Minimum Wage Rate Increases April 2017

This isn’t an April fool! From 1st April 2017, the National Minimum Wage rates increase: 21 – 24            £7.05 per hour 18 – 20            £5.60 per hour  16 – 17             £4.05 per hour  Apprentice rate (under 19 or over 19… Read more →

National Minimum Wage Rates From October 1st 2016

From 1st October 2016, the National Minimum Wage is: 21 – 24            £6.95 per hour 18 – 20            £5.55 per hour  16 – 17             £4.00 per hour  Apprentice rate (under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of… Read more →

New Tax Year Update

Belated Happy New Tax Year! As always, there are plenty of changes that you need to be aware of for the new tax year, so grab a cuppa and I’ll take you through them. The National Living Wage From April 1st 2016, all Employees aged 25 and over must be paid at or above the… Read more →

Good News / Bad News: Employment Allowance 2016/17

There’s good news from HMRC! The Employment Allowance for eligible Employers will increase to £3,000 from 6th April 2016.  For more information please visit here. Unfortunately there is also bad news for Sole Director Limited Companies where the Director is the only Employee. From April 6th 2016 you will no longer be able to claim the… Read more →

National Minimum Wage Rates from October 1st 2015

From 1st October 2015, the National Minimum Wage will be: 21 +                  £6.70 per hour 18 – 20            £5.30 per hour  16 – 17            £3.87 per hour  Apprentice rate (under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship) £3.30 per hour. For further… Read more →

New Tax Year News

Here’s a round up of the top payroll news for the new tax year. No More Employer National Insurance to Pay for Under 21s. This is great news!  For those of you who have staff aged 20 and under, you no longer have to pay Employer’s National Insurance for them (as long as you pay them… Read more →