Dataplan are a fast-growing company (doubling in size in the last 3 years). To support this rapid growth, we need payroll professionals and realised a number of years ago the importance of ‘growing your own’, with apprenticeships playing a key part in the success of this strategy.
Whilst we were all preparing for Christmas and all the associated festivities, a snappily titled document was released by HM Treasury entitled ‘Review of WLTP and Vehicle Taxes’, still can’t believe I missed that one!!
HMRC have recently announced a raft of measured aimed at employers to ensure they comply with the requirements to pay the National Minimum and National Living Wages. Specific sectors are being targeted with HMRC doggedly following up on all complaints.
It’s that time of year again where the media shifts its focus towards scrutinising companies reporting their gender pay gaps. With the reporting deadlines for both public sector and private sector companies looming, we are certainly being inundated with requests from our clients to assist them in collating and presenting their gender pay gap figures.
Employers provide a remuneration package that can include benefits in kind, in addition to weekly or monthly salaries. Salary (money) is taxed through the PAYE Real Time Information system. This is a very efficient system for accounting for all employees earnings.
HMRC’s Employer Compliance officers undertake many thousands of PAYE inspections in any 12 month period. Although HMRC will state that the main purpose of the review is to police the system the main reason is to bring additional money into the Exchequer.
The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy at the beginning of the 2017/18 tax year has certainly had a big impact on the payroll landscape.