Agency Workers Regulations

Regulations which took effect from 1 October 2011 mean that workers supplied to a company, or to any other entity, by an agency will become entitled to receive pay and basic working conditions equivalent to any directly employed employees after a 12 week qualifying period.

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Delays To The Abolishment Of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions

Delays To The Abolishment Of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions

In December 2015, the government revealed a plan for new legislation that would abolish the Class 2 national insurance contributions. They also announced that further NIC changes would be proposed in 2018.

Originally, the change was expected to be implemented in 2018.

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When Is The Earliest You Can File Taxes 2018

When Is The Earliest You Can File Taxes In 2018?

When Is The Earliest You Can File Taxes 2018?

Are you wondering when is the earliest you can file taxes in 2018? The majority of people in the UK pay income tax through the PAYE system. If you’re employed, a portion of your salary will be taxed, and your tax contributions will usually be deducted from your monthly wage packet.

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Taking on a new employee

When you take on a new member of staff, there are an initial six tasks you need to carry out to ensure you comply with the law:

  • Set your pay rate and pay at least the National Minimum wage
  • Carry out pre-employment checks to ensure your employee is legally entitled to work in the UK
  • Arrange employers’ liability insurance if you are not already insured
  • Register as an employer with HM Revenue & Customs
  • Give your new employee a written statement of employment
  • Ensure your new employee’s first payslip contains details of all deductions (National Insurance, tax etc.)
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The rise of the super SME

New research has highlighted the significant contribution that Britain’s fastest growing smaller companies are making to the UK economy.

According to a report commissioned by Octopus Investments and produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), just 1% of the UK’s businesses are fuelling 68% of employment growth and generating 36% of the UK’s economic growth. Read More >

Self Assessment – correcting mistakes

The deadline for submitting a Self Assessment Tax Return on paper for the year to 5 April 2014 was 31 October 2014.

If you met this deadline but have now realised you made a mistake within the return – don’t worry you can correct this. Read More >