PAYE and NI

Chancellor reiterates commitment to corporation tax cut

The Chancellor, George Osborne has marked out the decision to make large cuts to corporation tax as a defining characteristic of the Government.

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Urgent reminder on employers' annual returns

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that they could well face a penalty if they do not get their annual returns filed on time.

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Changes to employee benefits

There are several new provisions relating to the taxation of employee benefits that have come into effect as from April.

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Employers lament lack of skills among school leavers

A worrying number of school leavers are entering the jobs market with inadequate skill levels, a new report has suggested.

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Guidance published on new agency worker regulations

The Government has issued guidelines on how employers should approach the new rules governing the rights of temporary workers.

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Low response to NIC holiday scheme

Far fewer start-up firms have taken advantage of the Government’s NIC tax break scheme than had been expected, according to new figures.

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Pay deals well below inflation

New figures suggest that many employees are experiencing effective pay cuts because of the gap between wage rises and inflation.

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Sickness absence shows a decline

Employees are taking fewer sick days according to new research.

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Unfair dismissal changes may not boost employment

Plans by the Government to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years may not raise recruitment levels, it has been argued.

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Drop tax-free limit on workplace financial advice

The Government should look at lifting the £150 tax-free limit on independent financial advice paid for by employers.

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