Payrolling Benefits – Act now!

As we approach the end of the 2020/21 tax year, we will shortly be in the P11D reporting window for employee benefits. While completing P11Ds may be something that you have done for as far as you can remember, it may be worth considering moving to the Payrolling Benefits scheme from April 2021 to streamline and simplify your employee benefit reporting.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until September 2021

Following on from the Budget that was delivered by the Government yesterday, Wednesday 3rd March, it has now been confirmed that Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until September 2021.

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IR35 Off-Payroll Reform – A Recap

As we find ourselves in another National lockdown, businesses may be questioning whether we will see another delay to the implementation of the IR35 Off-Payroll Working changes due to come in from April 2021. This however is wishful thinking as we hear the Government has pledged its commitment to introducing the rules as planned with Parliament having already passed the legislation.  

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Payroll technology in the digital age

Rapidly advancing technology in the Digital Age means organisations are increasingly moving their technology away from ERP based systems to cloud based solutions and the use of both API and AI technology is more commonly being utilised to bridge the gap when systems do not automatically integrate. Having a coherent technology strategy is critical to deal with the increased complexity of payroll operations and the increased compliance and regulatory environment.  

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Furlough and beyond

Since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was first thrust upon us just over 10 months ago, it has acted as an unprecedented support mechanism in helping employers and employees across the whole of the United Kingdom cope with the uncertainty in surviving as a business whilst also retaining employees in their jobs. Although all jobs have not been saved, thousands of jobs, have thankfully been saved due to the scheme.

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Furlough during the Christmas period

With Christmas only one month away, employers and employees will now be thinking ahead on what this means during Christmas when most employers shutdown or employees request holidays during the festive period.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until March 2021

Additional guidance was released by the government yesterday afternoon, Thursday 5th November 2020, outlining further changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which came into effect on 1st November 2020.

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IR35 off payroll working reform – education is key

As we edge closer to April 2021 when the private sector will be hit with new IR35 legislation, pushing responsibilities for contractor assessments and deduction of tax up the contractual chain, it is now time for businesses to dust off their IR35 plans from earlier this year for the original implementation date of April 2020.  

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Coronavirus Employment Support Measures – An Update

On Friday afternoon the government issued some updates to the guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and published new guidance for the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) alongside how it will interact with the new Job Support Scheme (JSS). The following information is a summary of the most important points to be aware of.

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Fraud or Legitimate Error? Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC have confirmed this week that another two people have been arrested in connection with a suspected £70,000 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) fraud. These follow the first arrests in July in connection with alleged furlough fraud with a suspected £495,000 unlawfully gained. 

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