Richard Thomson: Christmas Gifts to Staff

Further to my recent article regarding the tax implications of providing Christmas functions for staff, another area for consideration with the upcoming festive season will be the provision of Christmas gifts or bonuses to staff. Many firms will provide a Christmas...

Payroll and Pensions Update for Employers

This article concentrates on several changes that have occurred over recent months that all Employers should be aware of and should have already implemented together with common issues we come across within the payroll department. 1. From April 2018, increase in the...

Common Payroll Misconceptions

As this month’s featured service is Payroll, I thought I would cover some of the common misconceptions that we come across regularly with clients in respect of payroll and associated HR issues. 1) My employee has only been here a couple of weeks so won’t be due to any...

National Insurance Contributions – an outdated system?

National Insurance began its life in the National Insurance Act of 1911, which introduced the concept of benefits based on contributions paid by employed persons and their employer. Originally, two schemes ran side by side, being one for health and pension benefits,...