PAYE and NI

Universal Credit to hit small businesses and start-ups, MPs warn

Small businesses, the self-employed and start-up companies could all struggle with major upcoming changes to the welfare and benefit system and the way PAYE data is reported, a report by MPs has warned.

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Quarter of small businesses unaware of PAYE shake-up

A quarter of small firms are oblivious to major upcoming changes to the pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) system which will alter their payroll reporting duties to HMRC, a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found.

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Real Time PAYE awareness campaign launches

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has kicked off its Real Time Information (RTI) awareness campaign and will be writing to more than 1.4 million employers over the next month.

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National Insurance holiday should be extended to all micro-firms, says business group

The Government's 'flagship' policy offering a National Insurance Contributions (NICs) holiday to new businesses that meet a strict criteria should be extended, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) claims.

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Half a million individuals saving into a pension by Christmas, says Government

The Department of Work and Pensions estimates that over half a million people will be saving into a workplace pension scheme by Christmas, owing to the start of auto-enrolment in just over a week's time.

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Business travel is unproductive, say employees

Over a quarter of business travellers say the experience is having a negative impact on their job satisfaction, a YouGov survey commissioned by Concur has found.

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HMRC's new RTI system flawed, says Parliamentary group

HMRC's switch to the Real Time Information (RTI) system - designed to modernise the way PAYE payments are recorded and calculated - could face potential problems, a new report has warned.

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£200 million worth of free shares given to workers last year

UK firms gave more than £200 million worth of free shares to employees last year, according to an annual survey by IFS.

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Reforms to allow shareholders a say on executive pay

Reforms affecting the way top executives are paid are to be brought forward, the Government has announced.

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Online tax and Government spending calculator launched

A new online tax calculator enabling individuals to work out how much tax they pay, and how the Government spends it, has been launched by HMRC.

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