Adele joined the company in September 2012 as Operations Manager to oversee an increasing number of client and development projects. With 25 years of payroll experience in some of the UK's largest companies Adele has seen it all and has a proven track record when it come to managing projects.
Unlike the UK, Ireland have taken the next step on the digital journey and removing the need to issue leavers P45’s and annual P60’s.
As we are nearing the last of the staging dates for employers to offer a workplace pension to employees the process is now becoming more business as usual.
As a result of incorrect dates of birth being recorded we are seeing an increase in underpaid Employer national insurance contributions dated as far back as tax year 15/16 when the new legislation came into action.
The Government has approved a change to the “Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015” which will now require employers with 250 employees or more to report on the gender pay gap within their company. These changes are currently going through a period of consultation which will be laid before parliament around June/July.
The regulations will start to commence from October 2016 with a requirement to report a ‘snapshot’ in April 2017 and a full annual report from April 2018 and thereafter.
Since 6 April 2012 the age related personal allowances have been frozen with a view to phase these out, now the basic personal allowance will increase to £11,000 from 6th April 2016 this brings the basic personal allowance above the maximum personal age allowance. Who will this effect? Anyone who was born before 6th April 1938.
So from April 2016 the tax suffix Y will be abolished. Anyone previously on tax suffix Y should receive a coding notification from HMRC to change them to suffix L or T. Don’t be too concerned if you do not receive notification in time for your April paydate, these coding’s can still be used until HMRC supply the revised coding.
The new tax year will also see a change for employers and employee living in Scotland with the introduction of the Scottish Rate Income tax from 6th April 2016 by the Scottish Parliament.
They say time flies when you are having fun and the the three years since Auto Enrolment came a reality has been lots of ‘fun’ for employers, pension and payroll providers, payroll software developers and employees as they get to grips with auto-enrolment.
The companies included in the early staging dates are now approaching their three-year re-enrolment window.
From April 2016 all contracted out pension schemes will come to an end. This is part of the Pensions Act 2014 which saw measures to bring in a single-tier state pension.
What does this mean for you and your employees?