Scottish Income Tax 2019-20

Under provisions of the Scotland Act 2016, Scotland’s can set the bands and rates of income tax for fiscal years. The following rates and bands, which were announced in the Scottish Budget delivered in December, will have effect for tax year 2019–20, subject to approval by Scotland’s parliament: ● 19% starter rate – £12,500 to […]

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New Minimum wage rates

The new minimum wages rates, which take effect from April 2019 are: 25 and over        £8.21 21 to 24                £7.70 18 to 20                 £6.15 Under 18              £4.35 Apprentice         £3.90 […]

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Statutory Payments 2019-20

Statutory payments 2019–20 THE DEPARTMENT for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced proposed revised amounts for various statutory payments from April 2019. Though the DWP has yet to confirm the effective dates, the following reflects the position of most changes occurring on the first Sunday in April. ● Statutory maternity pay (SMP) – The weekly […]

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Tribunal compensation limits increase

Although the annual April increases to employment tribunal compensation awards are expected, the ever-increasing monetary awards highlights the significant financial costs of ending up in front of a tribunal. For dismissals effective on, or after, the 6th April 2019, the total compensatory award in an unfair dismissal claim has breached the £100,000 barrier for the […]

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Welsh rates of Income Tax

The Welsh rates of Income Tax will come into effect from 6 April 2019 – the 2019 to 2020 tax year onwards. Identifying Welsh Taxpayer Employees Employers will not be responsible for identifying Welsh taxpayers, this will be done by HMRC. HMRC will tell you which tax code is appropriate to apply to an employee […]

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