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What does April 2018 hold for Termination Payments?

  From 6 April 2018, the concept of ‘post-employment notice pay’ will be inserted into legislation. This essentially means that all payments in lieu of notice, whether contractual or not, will be treated as earnings and will therefore be subject to tax deductions and National Insurance Contributions (NICs). What is the present position? If a […]

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The Social Care Compliance Scheme: A wake-up call about sleep-in shifts?

At the start of November 2017, HMRC introduced the Social Care Compliance Scheme (the Scheme) for social care providers that may have incorrectly paid workers below legal minimum wage hourly rates for sleep-in shifts. We take a closer look at “sleep-in” shifts and national minimum/living wage issues connected to them.

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Buying Property through your pension –SIPPs

Why it might be good to take a SIPP Helen Marsh explores SIPPs and why using such vehicles could be a shrewd way to save longer-term. Advantages: The advantages of investing in property through a self-invested personal pension (“SIPP”) include: tax relief on contributions paid into your SIPP; exemption from Income Tax on receipt of […]

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Voluntary overtime?

A recent case has confirmed that inclusion of certain voluntary overtime in holiday pay calculations is not voluntary.

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