National Minimum Wage – where are we now?

National Minimum Wage – where are we now?

Falling foul of the National Minimum Wage rules can be expensive – as well as having serious implications for employer reputation. Many firms have been named and shamed for getting it wrong – are you compliant? Employer Errors The National Minimum Wage (NMW)...
Making Tax Digital – plans for VAT

Making Tax Digital – plans for VAT

Earlier this year, the government announced that businesses operating above the VAT-registration threshold, (currently £85,000), would be the first to enter the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime. We look at Making Tax Digital – plans for VAT. Now there are...
New HMRC online help for small business

New HMRC online help for small business

HMRC have recently set up a new online forum and webchat facility to provide help for small businesses and the self employed. This new HMRC online help for small business is aimed to give guidance to interested parties. It aims to provide guidance on starting in...
When an Employee is in Crisis

When an Employee is in Crisis

Research suggests that one in ten employees is likely to be affected by bereavement at any given time. This can have many knock-on consequences in the workplace. Staff may need to take time off unexpectedly, find that their performance is affected, or be temporarily...
HMRC Computer Fix for Personal Tax Returns

HMRC Computer Fix for Personal Tax Returns

You may have heard that HMRC computer systems have had major problems correctly processing some 2016/17 self assessment tax returns. Essentially, there have been so many changes to personal tax legislation that HMRC software has struggled to cope. This required an...