Students Working Over the Summer Holidays Could Reclaim Tax Paid Before Tax Year End

Written by Paul Chappell
Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:25

As we head into winter, and the start of the academic year, it got me thinking about students who have worked through the summer months and are now incomeless in the run up to Christmas.

5 Minutes with… Charlotte Baker

Written by Charlotte Baker
Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:27

Charlotte has been with Dataplan for 3 years but has recently started in her new role as HR Contract Manager. Previous to this, she worked in our project and corporate teams gaining knowledge from all the sectors of the business.

Student Loans/Postgraduate Loan Stop Prompts

Written by Paul Chappell
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 10:22

I was surprised when I read that it is not uncommon for employers to continuing to make deductions for student and postgraduate loans long after receipt of stop notices.

Changes to Employer’s National Insurance Contributions on Termination Payments

Written by Paul Chappell
Friday, 16 August 2019 08:06

The Queen is taking her annual summer holiday at Balmoral, however before taking her well-earned rest, she signed a long-awaited piece of legislation. The much anticipated Class 1A National Insurance Contributions (NIC) charge on termination payments received Royal Assent on 24 July 2019.

Is your business claiming employment allowance?

Written by Paul Chappell
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:26

Did you know businesses can reduce their Class 1 National Insurance contributions by up to £3,000 in a year by claiming employment allowance? Unfortunately, most businesses don’t, therefore, thousands of pounds are waiting to be reclaimed.

Good Work Plan – HM Government’s latest Consultation looking at supporting families

Written by Paul Chappell
Friday, 09 August 2019 08:43

There you are stood at the bus stop. For what seems like a lifetime there are no bus’s insight, then out of the mist two or three come along at the same time. The same seems to be for Government consultations! You don’t see one for months, then they are coming out of the Governments ears!

Why corporate values are so important for Dataplan

Written by Elaine Gibson
Thursday, 08 August 2019 14:41

Mission statements, company values, culture and vision … just clever buzzwords or something that can help to shape and grow a business? It can be tempting to create these things, put them in your staff handbook and then promptly forget about them! As Dataplan has grown, however, we realised the importance of having relevant and distinct company values that we could all get behind and weave into the fabric of the business.

5 Minutes with… Mica Chase

Written by Mica Chase
Friday, 02 August 2019 09:32

Mica joined Dataplan in 2017 after she finished studying at college. Mica started as a Business and Administration apprentice and is now on her second apprenticeship as a Digital Marketing Assistant.

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