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Employer-Supported Childcare gets a reprieve

Employer-Supported Childcare gets a reprieve

Many employers help employees with childcare costs, often by providing childcare vouchers by way of salary sacrifice. Following the roll out of Tax-Free Childcare (TFC), the new government scheme to help working parents, existing Employer-Supported Childcare (ESC) schemes were expected to close to new joiners from April 2018. However following the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, Education Secretary Damian Hinds, made a concession to delay scrapping the scheme by six-months. The childcare choices website which provides useful guidance to parents on the…

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Tax Changes

National Living Wage Rise The national living wage has increased from April 2018, therefore employers need to make sure that they are up to date with the current rates. The rate applicable will depend on the worker’s age and if they are an apprentice. If HMRC find the employer has not paid they will send them a notice for the arrears plus a fine for not paying the minimum wage. Personal Allowance on the up We all have a ‘personal…

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Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfv) will be required from 1 April 2019. Pilot for MTDfv is in place, allowing for a year of testing before any businesses are mandated to use the system. Business with an annual turnover exceeding £85,000 will have to maintain digital records for VAT purposes and provide their VAT return information to HMRC using MTD compatible software’s starting from 01 April 2019. If the business turnover drops to below £85,000 the business must continue to…

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GDPR

To ensure that the laws overseeing our personal data are fit for purpose, new rules have been created. The agreed General Date Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will replace the current Data Protection Act will come into force on May 25, 2018. The new law will result in changes to the way businesses and public-sector organisations handle sensitive information from their customers. There are two-types of Personal Data: Personal Data can be anything that allows a living person to be directly…

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200,000 receive back page as HMRC enforces National Minimum Wage

The department for Business. Energy & Industrial Strategy and HMRC have launch a campaign urging underpaid workers to complain as figures show that the numbers of workers getting the money they’re owed has doubled. HMRC identified £15.6 million in pay owed to more than a record 200,000 of the UK’s lowest paid workers from 2017 to 2018. This has increased from £10.9million for more than 98,000 workers last year. An online complaints service started in January 2017 which has contributed…

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Tax refund scams warning from HMRC

There are scams targeting individuals via email and SMS Messages. HMRC have issued a warning to try and prevent this. Genuine tax refunds for 2017/18 are currently being processes however fraudsters have already starting sending scam message claiming that taxpayers are entitled to a rebate. If you were to go deeper into the scam message it will request that you provide your personal account details to make the claim. HMRC has stressed the importance that any tax refunds will only…

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Advisory fuel rates for Company Cars

The new company care ‘Advisory fuel rates’ have been published and will take effect from 1 June 2018. You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply. The below rates only apply to employees using a company car. Engine Size Petrol – amount per mile LPG – amount per mile 1400cc or less 11 pence 7 pence 1401cc to 2000cc 14 pence 9 pence Over 2000cc 22 pence 14 pence  …

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