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UK Employment Taxes

Keeping compliant with complex UK employment tax rules in the face of increasing scrutiny and penalties is a major burden. We’ll help you meet all your tax reporting obligations with confidence, whilst saving you time. 

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As an employer, you face the challenge of attracting, retaining and motivating employees on the one hand, while controlling employment costs and managing your tax risk on the other. Our UK Employment Taxes team provides practical support covering a wide range of areas, from tax efficiency and compliance to strategic advice. Most of all, we help you get the best value from your investment in people.  

PAYE and NIC account for a significant amount of tax revenue, and you face the growing challenges of adapting to new legislation and ensuring your tax risk management, procedures and strategies comply. Our dedicated team of specialists offer a blend of skills to assist you throughout your organisation’s life cycle, from one-off projects through to complete management of your UK Employment Tax matters. 


To give you peace of mind, lighten your workload and make sure your employment tax issues are handled efficiently and effectively, we will: 

  • Prepare and submit necessary reporting and calculations to HMRC  
  • Provide tailored advice and guidance surrounding specific transactions to minimise cost and risk to the business  
  • Be on hand to manage any HMRC compliance reviews with a view to reducing any liabilities highlighted by HMRC  
  • Fully manage specific projects relating to legislation changes or case law outcomes 
  • Collaborate with our Payroll and International Employment Tax Teams to address complex issues, designing, implementing and maintaining the right strategies for you 
  • Support the tax and compliance aspects of your international assignments too. 


The importance of getting payroll and employment tax right has never been greater, with increased focus by HMRC and a complex penalty and interest regime for those who do not get filings right and on time. 

We provide valuable insight and advice on all aspects of UK employment taxes. We’ll work with you to help you meet their compliance obligations, resolve uncertain tax positions and implement cost efficient processes, using our extensive experience and innovative technology solutions. 

What makes us stand out is our ability to proactively help employers meet their compliance obligations and to maximise cost control. We can also help you implement appropriate processes to balance cost efficiency with compliance assurance. 


Like many employers, you may feel you have sufficient in-house resources to deal with day-to-day employment tax obligations. Yet daily tasks are only part of the story; in a fast-moving environment with increasing compliance responsibilities, it can be a challenge to keep your key staff up to date. In addition, HMRC initiatives including Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) and Know Your Customer (KYC) are increasingly focused on whether you have appropriate training arrangements in place.  

To ease this pressure, we can also offer a suite of training solutions to ensure you can comfortably meet these obligations, with all the capabilities needed to deal with this increasingly complex area. 


You can benefit from our informed, practical and swift support for all these aspects and more: 

  • RTI (Real Time Information) for HMRC 
  • Employee Benefits – P11Ds, PSAs & Payrolling Benefits  
  • PAYE Settlement Agreements 
  • Construction Industry Scheme 
  • IR35 Off Payroll Working  
  • Employment Status 
  • Employer Related Securities 
  • Termination Payments 
  • PAYE compliance reviews 
  • Reward & remuneration strategies 
  • Agencies Intermediaries Legislation 
  • Short Term Business Visitors (Appendix 4 arrangements) 
  • NIC Planning and relief claims 
  • UK Tax Returns  
  • Mock HMRC reviews and advice for strengthening your risk management controls, policies and procedure 

We also provide personal tax advice and planning for family business owners and entrepreneurs, high earning executives and high net worth individuals, UK nationals living abroad and trustees and executors. 

  • As a smaller sized business, it is a comfort to know that our payroll is being taken care of by the experts and we can concentrate on supporting other areas of our business.

    Barry R Moir, Superior-Wild Well Energy Services Limited

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  • We benefited not only from access to the wider range of financial services and expertise they offer but also from a company with a strong work ethic, integrity and a genuine desire not just to meet but to anticipate and exceed our expectations.

    Jane Spiers, Aberdeen Performing Arts

  • The close relationship we have with key AAB team members who demonstrate a clear understanding of our farming business needs and an in-depth knowledge of our family affairs is reflected in the advice and support they continually provide.

    Mathers Family of A.R. Mathers & Sons

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