Just because an individual is in the UK do not assume they have a right to work here, you will be in breach of the legislation if you employ someone who is subject to immigration control and has no entitlement to work in the UK. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has issued a list of documents which are acceptable as evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. See UKBA guidance here; Fines for employing an illegal worker can be as much as £10,000
Archive for 2014
Professions Week was launched in 2013 to focus on helping increase interest in young people (14-19) in becoming a professional, and increase awareness of the routes and resources available to becoming a professional. ‘Professions’ are a vocation founded on specialised high-level educational training, which provide responsible and professionally independent services in the interest of the client and the public (such as bookkeeping, payroll, accountancy, human resources, legal services). CIPD research shows being a member of a professional body increases careers prospect Professions Week was launched because Careers Guidance in schools was not working well enough. Ofsted reported in September 2013…
When will you reach state pensionable age? You can use HMRC’s State Pension Calculator to check when you will reach SPA and how much you may get in todays money for your basic state pensions, here; https://www.gov.uk/calculate-state-pension?
In addition to Late Payment Penalties, HMRC will be applying automatic Late Filing Penalties from 6th October 2014, so if you are not already filing your RTI reports on time, now is the time to do it! Penalties will be applied directly to your account, you can view them in your HMRC online account. HMRC matches your RTI report with your payment, and at the end of the year will add up how many late payments you made and charge you penalties. From April 2015, they will be charging you quarterly!
Prospective fathers (or mothers partners), are entitled to take time off to attend up two ante-natal appointments (there is no right to be paid).
21 and over £6.50 18-20 £5.13 Under 18 £3.79 Apprentice £2.73
The maximum period of inactivity reportable through the EPS (Employer Payment Summary) when no payment is due as no employees or subcontractors are to be paid, is increased from 6 months to 12 months, from October 2014.
From October HMRC will be charging in-year penalties for late submissions. The normal deadline for sending payroll information is on or before the day you pay them. Penalty notices will include information on how to appeal if you think it is incorrect or had a reasonable excuse for late filing. You can appeal online using the ‘Appeal a Penalty’ link from your PAYE online account.
Help and advice for workers and employers on workers’ rights at work about: – National Minimum Wage – Working for an Employment Agency – Maximum Weekly Working Hours – Agricultural Workers Rights – Working for a Gangmaster Pay and Work Rights Helpline 0800 917 2368
Although SSP is no longer recoverable from HMRC you must still keep records to satisfy HMRC that SSP has been paid, including; all sickness periods lasting at least four days or more SSP payments any weeks were SSP was not paid, and the reasons why Remember, if an employee is not eligible for SSP, you must issue them Form SSP1 – and keep a copy!