Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Two things employers should know today

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Two things employers should know today

Employers should be aware of a temporary change to the Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021, which took effect on 17 December. The change is part of the Government’s wider response to an increase in the number of cases

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Employer pensions contributions and the 90-day rule

Employer pensions contributions and the 90-day rule

There are many important responsibilities that come with being an employer; one being to ensure that pensions contributions are paid on time. You must deduct the appropriate contributions from your employee’s salaries and pay those – alongside any employer contributions

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Van vs. car: what are the tax implications?

Van vs. car: what are the tax implications?

Back in August 2019, we commented on a tax case where a van provided to employees was reclassified as a car. The case, involving Coca-Cola, shines a light on the issues associated with the provision of vehicles to employees and,

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Taxable expenses and benefits guidance updated ahead of P11D deadline

Taxable expenses and benefits guidance updated ahead of P11D deadline

Ahead of the P11D and P11D(b) deadline on 6 July, and in light of Coronavirus, the Government has updated its taxable expenses and benefits guidance. If you provided benefits in kind or non-exempt expenses to employees during the 2019/20 tax

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Home working and tax relief on expenses

Home working and tax relief on expenses

In recent years, home working has become increasingly popular. Since the Coronavirus outbreak, it has effectively become the norm for millions of people. If you ‘require’ your employees to work from home, they can – and have always been able to

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Furlough eligibility cut-off date extended to 19 March

Furlough eligibility cut-off date extended to 19 March

Yesterday, the government confirmed that it has altered the cut-off date determining eligibility for furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), from 28 February to 19 March, meaning 200,000 more people will benefit. Under the scheme, employers can claim

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IR35 reforms delayed in response to Coronavirus

IR35 reforms delayed in response to Coronavirus

In an unexpected turn of events, the Government has announced that IR35 reforms in the private sector will be deferred for 12 months. The new rules would see every medium and large private sector business in the UK become responsible

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