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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 →

Monthly PAYE Account Office References for Online Banking

Do you pay your PAYE via online banking each month? With RTI now in full swing, it’s more important than ever to ensure your payments are allocated correctly. The HMRC Account details for online banking are: Sort code:                08-32-10 Account Number:  12001039 Account Name:      HMRC Cumbernauld When… Read more →

New RTI Penalties for Small Employers from March 6th 2015

From March 6th 2015, small employers (those with 49 staff or less) are liable to new HMRC penalties for the late or none submission of their RTI Full Payment Summary (FPS) or if they don’t send an Employer Payment Summary (EPS) if when no employees have been paid in a tax month. FPSs need to be… Read more →

Taunton Business Incentive 2014

  I’m thrilled to be a finalist in this year’s Taunton Business Incentive with the opportunity of winning lots of business support, mentoring and professional advice.  This would be an amazing boost for me and would help me to grow Zest Payroll in 2015. Please consider voting for Zest Payroll Solutions – it only takes… Read more →

New National Minimum Wage Rates from October 1st 2014

From 1st October 2014, the National Minimum Wage will be: 21 +                  £6.50 per hour 18 – 20            £5.13 per hour  16 – 17             £3.79 per hour  Apprentice rate (under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship) £2.73 per hour. For… Read more →