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Temporary Summer Holiday Nannies – FAQ

This summer, we are seeing an increased demand for our temporary Nanny Payroll service as lots of parents are looking for childcare alternatives with so few of the usual (and very much appreciated!) holiday clubs available. Hiring a nanny or babysitter to help out at home is a popular option. We have a lot of… Read more →

Where to find the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Claim link on your Government Gateway

UPDATE: There is a new link now available that takes you to your log on screen and straight through to the claim section – hooray! You an find it at: https://bit.ly/2KjKfBz (Scroll down to the green “Claim now” box.) Today (Monday, 20th April), the long awaited Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Claim portal has gone live… Read more →

Employment Allowance Changes from April 2020

Employers are being warned to check their entitlement to the Employment Allowance from April 2020. For the 2020/2021 tax year, employers will only be able to claim the Employment Allowance if their total Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (the NI they paid as an employer not the NI they deducted from their employees) was less… Read more →

Coronavirus and SSP Changes

Changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) entitlement have been made due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus but what are they? Employees still need to qualify for SSP by meeting the earnings threshold for the relevant period. Until April 5th 2020 this is an average of £118 + per week for at least the 8… Read more →

Pension Increases Under Auto Enrolment from April 2019

From 1st April 2019, the minimum pension contributions under Auto Enrolment will increase to: Employer: 3% Employee: 5% (for a majority of pension schemes 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 →

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 →