PAYE and NI

New minimum wage rates now in force

The latest increases to minimum wage rates have come into force today, in line with recommendations set out by the Low Pay Commission.

Employers get savvy with staff benefits

More employers and HR professionals are aligning their staff benefit packages with the company's objectives, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found.

Universal Credit criticised by spending watchdog

The Government's welfare reform programme - Universal Credit (UC) - has suffered from 'ambitious timescales' and 'weak management', according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

National Insurance allowance to boost SME job creation

One in five small businesses is feeling optimistic about growth and expansion following the Government's announcement to introduce a £2,000 allowance towards employer National Insurance contributions (NICs).

Britons need more information about new single-tier pension, say MPs

The Government must do more to inform individuals about the forthcoming single-tier state pension system which will affect around 40 million Britons, a report by the Work and Pensions Committee has said.

Don't ignore PAYE changes, warns small business group

Small businesses that are not yet ready for the introduction of the new Real Time Information system cannot afford to further delay their preparations, the Forum of Private Business has warned.

Relaxation of RTI reporting arrangements for small businesses

Small employers who pay staff on a daily or weekly basis are to be given more time to report employee earnings via the new Real Time Information system, HMRC has announced.

HMRC confirms late RTI penalties

Details on the penalties for late and inaccurate returns submitted via the new Real Time Information (RTI) system have been published by HMRC.

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.

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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