The government is set to roll out a refreshed auto-enrolment advertising campaign to make sure smaller companies are aware of their duties around workplace pension schemes. From July adverts fronted by former Dragons’ Den star and entrepreneur Theo Paphitis will be broadcast across the country. More than 47,000 large and medium-sized employers have already completed…

Date posted: September 17, 2015

From April 2016, the government will introduce a new mandatory National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and above, initially set at £7.20 – a rise of 70p relative to the current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate, and 50p above the increase coming into force in October. That’s a £1,200 per annum increase in…

Date posted: September 11, 2015

A study has been carried out on behalf of HMRC to establish small firms’ awareness about, and experience of, Employment Allowance and the impact it has had on their business. Since April 2014, eligible employers have been able to claim Employment Allowance of up to £2,000 per year to offset against their employer’s National Insurance…

Date posted: September 11, 2015