PAYE and NI

CBI proposes alternative to redundancy

A radical alternative to laying off staff could see workers, whose firms are suffering a fall in demand, paid to remain at home.

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Scrap right to enforce retirement at 65, says Committee

Employers should lose the entitlement to force employees to retire at 65, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee has argued.

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Employers give backing to training scheme

Train to Gain, the government’s flagship skills programme, has won the support of employers, according to a new survey.

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Employers looking to freeze pay

Over a half of employers are planning to keep wages on hold during the next round of pay talks, a new survey has indicated.

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Minimum wage mooted for apprentices

The government has asked the Low Pay Commission to look at the case for introducing a national minimum wage for apprentices.

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PAYE system upgrade may lead to some delays, HMRC warns

Plans by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to upgrade the IT system that is used to handle PAYE tax and national insurance details could result in temporary interruptions to the service.

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Feedback wanted on possible changes to expenses and benefits

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said that it is looking at making changes to the way that expenses and benefits provided by employers are handled for tax purposes.

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Paternity leave plans may be reviewed

Reports suggesting that the government may look again at plans to extend paternity leave have received a welcome from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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Employers looking to tighten up on expenses

Increasing numbers of businesses are planning to scrutinise employee expense claims more closely in the future.

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Micro businesses need more help with training

The UK’s smallest businesses are losing out on government-backed training schemes and should have a dedicated skills body that more effectively represents their needs.

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