5 Minutes with … Suzanne Perrin

Written by Suzanne Perrin
Friday, 08 November 2019 14:56

Suzanne joined our busy Pensions Team in 2015 after several years working in HR and Payroll for a local college.

Professional Fees, Tax Relief – are you claiming?

Written by Paul Chappell
Friday, 01 November 2019 10:19

It is nice to be part of a gathering of like-minded people, unfortunately there is inevitably a cost associated with getting the benefits of such associations.

Changes afoot to company car benefits rates from 2020/2021

Written by Paul Chappell
Friday, 01 November 2019 10:07

On 4 October 2019, HMRC issued a snappily entitled document, ‘Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) and Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

The tax benefits of salary sacrifice pensions

Written by Sam Wingfield
Friday, 01 November 2019 09:44

When you ask your employees if they would like to sacrifice some salary, there initial reaction will be ‘no don’t take my money!’ However, with auto enrolment pensions now being the norm, unless an employee opts out, the obvious and practical choice for a workplace pension is to sacrifice salary rather than the deduction taken form net pay due to the considerable financial incentives to do so.

Employment Allowance from 2020/21 – fundamental changes ahead

Written by Jack Simpson
Friday, 18 October 2019 13:22

Employment Allowance from 2020/21 – fundamental changes ahead Since its inception at the start of 2014/15, the rules surrounding Employment Allowance (EA) have remained fairly consistent. There was the change in the maximum EA claim from £2,000 to £3,000 (with effect from tax year 2016/17) – however, the regulations surrounding eligibility (and the process for claiming the Allowance) have been notably steady since April 2014.

Less than 6 months until IR35 (Off Payroll Working) in the Private Sector. Are you prepared?

Written by Paul Chappell
Thursday, 10 October 2019 12:43

We are now less than 6 months away from the IR35 (Off Payroll Working) reforms hitting the private sector. Those of you in the public sector have had the privilege of having to assess employment status since 6 April 2017, now it is the private sectors turn.

It may only be October, but now is the time to prepare for your Christmas payroll

Written by Stewart Waddell
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 09:52

The dark nights pulling in only mean one thing in the world of payroll - it won’t be long before it is Christmas payroll time!

5 Minutes with… Lucy Brighton

Written by Lucy Brighton
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 13:15

Lucy started working at Dataplan in 2017 as a member of the Customer Services Team after a career change from teaching. In 2018, she joined the Projects Team as Project Co-ordinator.

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