For the majority of workers employment is the basis of their income. Whilst employment can be simpler in terms of handling one’s tax affairs there are many factors to stay on top of. Read our posts to learn more.


Introduction of Employment Allowance

As the new tax year starts, there is welcome good news for British employers.

As of April 6, 2014, most businesses will be able to enjoy a reduction in their employer National Insurance bill by up to £2000, in the

National Insurance – the Basic Facts

Most people over the age of 16 pay it in one form or another but it is still an element of the UK tax system which can cause huge confusion among employees, employers and the self -employed.

National Insurance is

Tax on Employer Share Incentive Plans (SIP)

Many employees of publicly listed companies are given the option of obtaining shares in the company through a Share Incentive Plan (SIP). The employer would have a number of reasons for doing so, mainly to motivate the workforce by giving

UPDATE 10/01/2020: As 2020 is a leap year the below information may be particularly useful to you.

Employers who pay their staff in a different fashion to the usual monthly payment – meaning those who pay weekly, fortnightly or four-weekly

Eurozone Unemployment Rises to Record High

This April the Eurozone unemployment rate stood at 12.2% and more than 95,000 new people were out of work and the 17 countries using the Euro had a total of 19.38 million unemployed persons with both Greece and Spain having

Safety and Employment Laws to be Relaxed

The reasons for unfair dismissal are to be relaxed at employment tribunals under proposals announced by business secretary Vince Cable.

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) are to make a number of proposals to cut back on red

Firms Advised to Update Business Records to Avoid Penalties

Businesses are being urged to keep all their records up to date following news that HMRC charged a large penalty to a company who had failed to notify them of a change of name.

This has motivated the Forum of

UK Employment Prospects Given Boost

UK employment – The British job market has received a boost after a survey suggested that more firms were looking to hire people than let them go.

Recruitment firm Manpower, who conducted the research, said the survey’s findings showed that

PAYE Year End to Change

The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system is to change from an annual to a monthly system, in a step designed to make it easier to manage for employers.

Real Time Information (RTI) will be used to transmit information to …