24 Oct

Pub landlord convicted of payroll and tax fraud

A former pub landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after an HMRC investigation revealed he had invented employees to steal almost £84,560 in a payroll and tax fraud. 52-year-old Patrick O’Donnell of Kennington initiated records for four fake employees at the Prince of Wales pub in Elephant and Castle, which he put through […]

24 Oct

HMRC employee travel guidance updated

HMRC has updated its guidance on the tax and NICs treatment of employee travel. Booklet 490 has been revised to take into account modern business practices such as homeworking that have become more popular since the original guidance was first published in 1998. New restrictions on travel incurred by agency workers have also been incorporated, […]

24 Oct

Industry leaders fear mass non-compliance for AE

A huge majority of 82% of attendees at the recent Capacity Crunch Conference believe there will be widespread non-compliance for auto-enrolment in 2016. Delegates from the payroll, pensions and software industry gathered at the event, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), to debate if small and micro businesses are ready for auto-enrolment. […]

24 Oct

New measures announced to enforce minimum wage compliance

A bundle of measures to strengthen enforcement of the minimum wage has been announced by the government. The measures include: doubling the arrears penalties for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the new National Living Wage (NLW) increasing the enforcement budget setting up a new team inHMRC to take forward criminal prosecutions for […]

24 Oct

Half a million more small and micro employers will have auto-enrolment duties

More business start-ups and lower numbers of closures mean around half a million more small and micro employers will have auto-enrolment duties than previously estimated. The new figures, published in The Pensions Regulator’s third annual automatic enrolment commentary and analysis, show that a total of around 1.8 million small and micro employers will need to […]

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