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What earnings are subject to AEOs?

2nd June 2023
You’ve received an attachment of earnings order (AEO) instructing you to deduct payments of an outstanding debt from one of your employee’s pay. You’ve heard that not all earnings are “attachable” so what earnings does it apply to? Natasha Crockatt from our Payroll department advices below. An attachment of earnings order (AEO) is an official...

Maternity Benefits for Company Directors

30th May 2023
All women in the UK are entitled to a total of 52 weeks of maternity leave from work – made up of 26 weeks ordinary maternity leave and 26 weeks additional maternity leave. There are two types of maternity benefits available, Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) which is paid by an employer and Maternity Allowance (MA)...

Auto-enrolment only after probation?

2nd May 2023
It has been suggested that we only auto-enrol new employees who are eligible into our workplace auto-enrolment pension scheme once they’ve successfully completed their probation period. Is this acceptable? Natasha Crockatt from our payroll department discusses below. If you require your employees to successfully complete a probationary period before they start working for you on...

Don’t forget P60s

25th April 2023
P60s are important documents used to summarise an employee’s tax information at the end of the tax year. But what is the deadline for issuing P60s and who needs to receive one?  Natasha Crockatt, from our Payroll department advises. A P60 is an important document that provides a formal statement of an employee’s pay, tax, NI and...

National Minimum Wage rates for April 2023

9th March 2023
The rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) will come into force from April 2023. The rates which will apply from 1 April 2023 are as follows: Rate from April 2023 Annual increase (£) Annual increase (per cent) National Living Wage £10.42 0.92 9.7 21-22 Year Old Rate £10.18 1.00...

Payrolling benefits for 2023/24

6th March 2023
An organisation is considering whether to start payrolling benefits for the upcoming tax year. What are the key advantages and disadvantages of doing so and how do you go about it?  Head of Payroll, Joanne Gibson explains further. What is payrolling a benefit? When an employee’s taxable benefit (such as private medical insurance or a...
VAT on homeworking allowances

Do you have overseas staff?

30th January 2023
Brexit and the pandemic resulted in many workers leaving the UK to return to their home country. If you have employees dotted around the globe, what are your payroll obligations?  Head of Payroll Joanne Gibson discusses below. If an employee is not tax resident in the UK, generally you don’t need to deduct PAYE unless...

State pension age and NI contributions

18th January 2023
One of your employees will soon reach state pension age, but they’ve decided to postpone their retirement and continue working. What happens about National Insurance contributions in this situation?  Naomi Swan takes a closer look below. The default retirement age which permitted employers to force employees to retire on their 65th birthday, which was the...
Casual worker

Avoiding unexpected costs with casual staff

5th August 2022
You are about to take on some temporary workers over the next couple of months. But what do you need to do to ensure that the tax and NI bill is kept to a minimum? Head of Payroll Joanne Gibson takes a closer look. When HMRC introduced real time information reporting for payroll data, the...

New guidance on tips

8th July 2022
HMRC has issued new guidance to employers about the tax and NI which is payable on tips. It explains the position when customers choose to tip electronically. The most common form of electronic tipping is already explained in the existing E24 guidance. Where customers pay by card, Apple Pay and so on, and add a...