Under auto-enrolment rules, many companies are enrolling their employees into pension schemes that operate on a net pay basis. This is where the employer deducts the employee contributions before they deduct PAYE tax (but not before National Insurance contributions). The alternative method is to use the relief at source method whereby all employees in the…

Date posted: July 27, 2017

It may not be news to some of you reading this, But employers appear to still be having constant issues with employee tax codes and the seemingly inexplicable changing of the said codes. One of the biggest problems encountered is where the employer decides to change payroll providers or their payroll software.  This is a…

Date posted: July 20, 2017

Getting payslips right – a lot to think about For employees, their payslips are the single most important document that they receive every month.  Most employees take their pay and payslips for granted, but there is quite a lot of work involved in getting it right.                 Employers…

Date posted: July 13, 2017

A new scheme has been introduced called Tax-free Childcare which will allow parents to apply for payments to cover 20% of childcare costs. The scheme is open to parents of children under the age of 4 and also for parents with disabled children. The plan is that before the end of 2017 the scheme will…

Date posted: July 6, 2017