payroll issues

Payroll issues for employers

A guide for employers on topical payroll issues. Employers need to keep an eye on changes affecting payroll so all employees have the right amount of tax deducted under PAYE. This is a round-up of the latest payroll-related developments. Dynamic coding In July 2017, PAYE tax codes became more refined. Under the new system, known […]

Childcare vouchers and the new tax free childcare

Childcare vouchers were introduced some time ago to help working parents pay for childcare. So what are childcare vouchers? Childcare vouchers are tax free employee benefits that usually work through ‘salary sacrifice’ by exchanging part of gross salary to pay for registered childcare before Tax and NIC are deducted, hence, swapping taxable pay for a […]

Auto-enrolment for businesses

A guide to staying compliant with auto-enrolment. Auto-enrolling employees into a workplace pension scheme is a legal requirement for all businesses, from those employing hundreds to those with 1 or 2 people on the payroll.  Over 6 million workers have been enrolled since 2012, with a further 1.8 million due over the next 2 years […]

How to run a company car scheme

A company car is something that can benefit both employers and employees, provided you plan accordingly. Important questions to ask yourself are: what kind of car should you choose? how are you going to fund it? how many employees will use it? what is the estimated annual mileage? These are all things you must take […]

Common problems with running a payroll

Running payroll is one of the less glamorous aspects of being an employer. However, it is often the mundane tasks that are the most crucial. Failing to pay your staff would quickly lead to a very unhappy workforce. While neglecting your responsibilities towards HMRC could result in penalties and investigations. On top of all the […]

Auto-enrolment: infrequently asked questions that you need to know

The process of auto-enrolment continues to rumble on quietly with the majority of companies passing their staging dates without major incident. However, for the few that fail to comply with their workplace obligations, the consequences can be costly in time and resources. The Pensions Regulator has released its latest quarterly bulletin on auto-enrolment, showing that […]