Payroll – what you need to know

A guide for employers on topical payroll issues. Employers need to keep an eye on changes affecting payroll so all employees have the right amount of tax deducted under PAYE. This is a round-up of the latest payroll-related developments. Dynamic coding In July 2017, PAYE tax codes became more refined. Under the new system, known… Continue reading Payroll – what you need to know

IHT and the family home

Not everyone’s a winner with the recently-introduced residence nil-rate band. Rising property prices have left more families being elevated to millionaire status and dealing with the inheritance tax (IHT) implications that come with it. The Treasury collected £4.6 billion from IHT in 2015/16, compared to £2.69 billion in 2010/11, to reflect a rising year-on-year trend.… Continue reading IHT and the family home

GDPR – what you need to know

Individuals will be able to legally ask businesses to delete certain personal data under new proposals outlined in the Data Protection Bill. The Bill forms part of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is due to come into effect on 25 May 2018. The legislation will allow individuals greater control over their personal… Continue reading GDPR – what you need to know

Hiring new staff

Recruiters are finding it difficult to hire new staff due to increasing competition for highly skilled employees, a study has found. Of 400 recruitment agencies surveyed by IHS Markit for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), 40% found the availability of temporary staff had got worse in July 2017 compared to the previous month (35%).… Continue reading Hiring new staff