Home Working Tax Relief changes!

During the pandemic, HMRC changed the rules around the Home Working Tax Relief, and anyone working from home could claim. This has now changed again, and from 6th April 2022 employees should check their notice of coding and get it updated if the relief has been included and they are not required by their employer […]

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IR35 ‘damages business growth’

In a recent survey carried out by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), 42% of businesses say IR35 reforms have negatively affected their business. Of the 500+ businesses surveyed, 28% had reduce the number of contracts given to freelancers since the changes took place in April 2021. The report goes on to […]

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HMRC in a spin over National Insurance increase?

HMRC has been criticised for contacting employers to ‘strongly encourage’ them to label the forthcoming National Insurance increase as ‘for the NHS’. This has been labelled as political, in view of the criticism of the looming increase amid concerns over the cost of living crisis. The statement released by HMRC was evidently intended to help […]

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No Jab, no Sick Pay?

Ikea this week announced a significant change in their Sick Pay policy that may mean that unvaccinated staff who need to self isolate will no longer receive enhanced pay, and will instead receive Statutory Sick Pay. This decision has been made in response to staff shortages, but builds on the earlier ‘no jab, no job‘ […]

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Get on the front foot with Employee Retention!

Grant Thornton recently announced that their employees will be able to move their Bank Holiday leave to dates that may be more suitable to their culture, lifestyle and preference. It’s a shrewd move, as these dates are traditionally associated with our religious festivals such as Christmas and Easter, and take no notice of other religious […]

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