Employment allowance – Have you claimed it?

The National Insurance employment allowance enables eligible employers to reduce the amount of employer’s National Insurance that they pay over to HMRC. The allowance, which is set at £4,000 for…

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Extracting income from a family company with no retained profits

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an adverse effect on millions of family companies, potentially reducing or eliminating profits. Where there is cash in the business that can be withdrawn, possibly…

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Do you know that the furlough scheme has changed? From 1 July, a grant claim can only be made if the employee was previously furloughed for at least three consecutive weeks before 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. We explain more in today’s blog.

Flexible furloughing As far as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is concerned, it is all change from 1 July 2020. From that date, employees can be flexibly furloughed allowing furloughed…

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Small employers can now reclaim statutory sick pay paid to employees who were absent from work due to the Coronavirus. Read more…

Reclaim SSP for Covid-19 absences Small employers can now reclaim statutory sick pay (SSP) paid to employees who were absent from work due to the Coronavirus. The online claim service…

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Reporting employment income earned abroad on a self assessment tax return

Pro-taxman in Hounslow strongly advises that you initially need to determine your residency status for the tax year in question. This is decided using the ‘Statutory Residence test’. Assuming you…

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“Just because a gift is provided each year, or is provided to all staff members, does not mean that the employee has a contractual entitlement to it.”

Trivial benefit traps – Contractual obligations The trivial benefits exemption allows employers to provide employees with low cost benefits free of tax and National Insurance and any reporting obligations. For…

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There are five conditions that need to be met to get the tax benefits of a pool car.

When is a car a pool car? Rather than allocating specific cars to particular employees, some employers find it preferable to operate a carpool and have a number of cars…

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