National Minimum Wage investigations have drastically increased

National Minimum Wage investigations by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have increased significantly, according to the latest research.

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Government launches £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs

The Government has launched the landmark £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme, which is set to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for young people.

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HMRC updates tax guidance for waiving income and bonuses and charitable giving

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has updated its guidance for people choosing to waive their income to support their business or a charity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage in 2019

More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in 2019, according to a recent study.

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IR35: House of Lords committee calls for reform of off-payroll working rules

A House of Lords committee report that is reviewing the planned changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules has called for a reform of the rules, stating that there are ‘inherent flaws’ in the legislation.

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Employers should continue to meet automatic enrolment obligations despite coronavirus disruption, says TPR

Employers should continue to enrol, re-enrol and contribute towards workers’ pensions whether they are furloughed or not, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed.

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Coronavirus: Government announces IR35 delay

The Government has announced that the IR35 tax reforms which were due to be implemented in April 2020 have been delayed for a year due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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Is your business ready for the payroll-year end?

With the payroll year-end fast approaching, you must ensure that your business is complying with the necessary payroll obligations.

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Chancellor offers reassurance regarding ‘soft landing’ for IR35

The new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has offered reassurance to contractors that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will ensure a soft landing is in place for the first year following the implementation of the IR35 rules.

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Hundreds join demonstration against IR35 rule changes

Hundreds of campaigners have reportedly marched outside Parliament in a demonstration against new off-payroll working rules which are due to come into effect from April this year.

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Changes to off-payroll working rules give businesses “more time to prepare”

The new off-payroll working rules in the private sector will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 06 April 2020, it has been revealed.

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Get up to speed with new off-payroll working rules

Ahead of the introduction of the new off-payroll working rules, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a factsheet outlining the changes and what they mean for small businesses.

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IR35: HMRC launches updated CEST service

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched an updated Check for Employment Status for Tax (CEST) service ahead of the introduction of the IR35 off-payroll working rules for the private sector on 6 April 2020.

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HMRC publishes IR35 guidance

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published its first in-depth guidance for off-payroll workers (IR35) and how they will operate in the private sector.

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Burgeoning costs of employment forcing small businesses to cut back on investment

The rising legal minimum wage is forcing small businesses to cut back on investment and reduce headcount, a new study has revealed.

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