Auto Enrolment Minimum Contributions: Phasing Date Changing

The date the Auto enrolment minimum contributions were due to increase has changed in order to align with the tax year. So now, instead of total minimum contributions increasing from 2% to 5% in October 2017, a delay of six months until April 2018 will be applied. Similarly, the planned increase in contributions in October […] Read more »

Summer Budget Summary

The Chancellor’s summer budget means several changes that will affect employers from April 2016. 1. Introduction of a new compulsory National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and above. Currently, the National Minimum Wage for employees that are 21 years old and over is £6.50 an hour, increasing to £6.70 in October 2015. For those […] Read more »

Auto enrolment for Directors?

Since Automatic enrolment will affect many more small employers in the next couple of years, there is some confusion regarding those companies with only one or two directors. We recently spoke to The Pensions Regulator who gave us their clarification on this. The Pensions Regulator will write to ALL employers informing them of their staging […] Read more »

HMRC delays RTI late filing penalties

From 6th October 2014, HMRC introduce automated penalties for late in-year filing of RTI submissions. However, there is now a respite for small employers as HMRC have delayed these new penalties for employers with fewer than 50 employees until 6th March 2015. HMRC have sent electronic messages to all employers telling them when the penalties […] Read more »

RTI: The importance of reporting Hours Worked

From October 2013, the new Universal Credits system will start to be introduced around the UK. This new benefits system will replace income support, housing benefit, job seekers allowance and employment and support allowance. Then, from April 2014, workers who are currently claiming tax credits will claim universal credits instead. It is therefore crucial that […] Read more »

RTI…Is it working so far?

Since RTI started, we are told that the majority of employers have come on board and have been submitting successfully and all is working well. However, for many employers this has not been the case, and although they have reported RTI correctly, they have been inundated with apparent underpayments due to discrepancies between the employers […] Read more »