PAYE and NI

Flexible working rights to be extended

As from 6 April, parents with children aged up to 16 will have the right to request flexible working, the government has confirmed.

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Businesses failing to tap into workers’ skills

Firms are not making full use of the skills and talents of their workforces, a new study has claimed.

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Small employers urged to claim £75 online filing bonus

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded firms employing fewer than fifty people that they can pick up a tax-free £75 bonus if they file their 2008/09 Employer Annual Returns online this year.

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Change to car benefit reporting on form P46

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules on reporting car benefits change as from 6 April 2009.

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PAYE/NIC/student loan payment

EU discussions begin on UK working time opt-out

Talks have started in Brussels on whether the UK is to retain its opt-out from the EU’s Working Time Directive.

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PAYE/NIC/student loan payment

Recession to rule out compulsory equal pay reviews

The government is to be advised not to push ahead with the planned introduction of compulsory equal pay reviews in the forthcoming Equalities Bill.

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HMRC sending out penalty notices for late P11D(b) returns

Employers are being advised that, as from 16 March, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending out penalty notices to those firms yet to file their 2007-08 form P11D(b) Class 1A National Insurance contributions annual returns.

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European court rules in favour of UK retirement age

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has judged that the UK’s retirement age of 65 does not contravene EU regulations.

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