There are lots of reasons why an employer might find themselves not paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) correctly. To help you avoid making mistakes HMRC have drawn together a list of the most common reasons that cause underpayment. 1. Failure to apply the annual minimum wage rate increase as they go up each year… Continue reading Top 10 mistakes employers make when paying the National Minimum Wage
Changes to Student Loans from 6 April 2019 Increase in Student Loan Plan 1 and Plan 2 thresholds The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that from 6 April 2019 the thresholds will increase to: • Plan 1 – £18,935 • Plan 2 – £25,725 Student loan deductions will remain the same at 9% for… Continue reading Student Loans – 6 April 2019 changes
As we approach the festive season many companies are likely to have planned their annual Christmas party. Whilst festive social gatherings are usually very popular with the workforce, and can offer the chance to reward and engage with employees, they can also give rise to instances of poor behaviour from staff. Alcohol consumption, coupled with… Continue reading Are employers responsible for what happens at the Christmas party?
The Government is introducing a new workplace right to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay for parents who lose a child under the age of 18, including those who suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act gained Royal Assent in September 2018. Work is underway to get the… Continue reading New entitlement to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay
A new telephone scam where bogus callers pose as HMRC leaving threatening messages to call back or face the consequences. HMRC takes security very seriously and this is a further reminder that you need to be alert. If you cannot verify the identity of the person making the call you should not disclose your personal… Continue reading HMRC telephone scam