A good working relationship between your business and someone who provides you with some sort of outsourced service is not something that happens overnight. It is the fruit of both your efforts over time to build a long-lasting relationship of trust and understanding. Psychologist Bruce Tuckman made famous the phrase “forming, storming, norming and performing”,…

Date posted: June 29, 2017

Are HMRC getting it wrong, are credits too complex? I realise that you may find it hard to believe but a recent report has shown that HMRC have made a number of errors in tax credit claims.  The errors show that HMRC are awarding more tax credits to claimants than their entitlement resulting in HMRC…

Date posted: June 22, 2017

A YouGov survey carried out in April revealed that more than three-quarters (76%) of senior decision makers in British businesses are unaware of a new law which could make their failure to prevent tax evasion in their company a criminal offence. Under the new law the business could be found guilty of a criminal offence…

Date posted: June 15, 2017

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have published details in May of all organisations that they have managed to secure a court order against, after the employers have failed to meet their auto-enrolment duties. Everyone should be aware that if, as employers, they are not compliant with workplace pension scheme rules then they run the risk of…

Date posted: June 8, 2017

HMRC’s Employer Bulletin is always worth a read for ‘the latest in payroll news’. April 2017’s edition, however, was an interesting mixture of understatement, reminders, old news, new news and no news. My quick summary: Understatement As bullet points: The Spring Budget review was covered in one sentence saying ‘little’ happened that impacted payroll. This…

Date posted: June 1, 2017