Category Archives: Employment

Off-payroll working – What is IR35?

IR35 is tax legislation designed to tackle tax avoidance by workers, and the firms hiring them that has been in place for 20 years. However, the rules for the public sector were tightened in 2017 and for the private sector in April 2021. That’s why it has been a hot topic for many business owners and off-payroll workers in recent months. Why does IR35 exist? IR35 was introduced to tackle the issue of workers carrying out regular work in what is known as ‘deemed employment’. Deemed employment is where businesses engage workers on a self-employed basis (usually through an intermediary, […]

Update On Part-time Furlough, Changes To The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme And The Second Self-employed Income Support Scheme. On the 28th of May, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans to end the eight-month coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) and self-employed income support scheme (SEISS) by gradually withdrawing taxpayers’ contributions from August. Whilst outlining his plans Mr Sunak said that he intends to reduce contributions to the furlough scheme as it “cannot continue indefinitely”. This means that in the final phase of the eight-month scheme employers will be asked to “contribute, alongside the taxpayer, towards the wages of their staff”. CJRS […]

Minimum wage has risen again

The Government has accepted recommendations from The Low Pay Commission (LPC) to increase minimum wage for under 25 year olds and apprentices from 1st October 2016.

The National Minimum Wage Increase

April 1st is fast approaching and there are certain tasks which you can be doing to ensure you are prepared in time for the National Minimum Wage Increase

An Overview of Business Travel For Employees

Let us give you an overview of what counts as ‘business travel’ for your employees. And what qualifies for tax relief when your employees are using public transport or vehicles which do not belong to them.