Have you claimed your £2000 pounds?

Have you claimed your £2000 pounds?
Stewart Waddell
Written by Stewart Waddell
Thursday, 01 October 2015 17:47

Good question you may ask?

When the employment allowance scheme was introduced back in 2014 Dataplan wrote to all our customers with an update along with a confirmation claim form.

There are a few organisations in the UK that will not qualify for the allowance.

You can’t claim if:
You employ someone for personal, household or domestic work (for example a nanny or gardener) - unless they’re a care or support worker
You’re a public body or business doing more than half your work in the public sector (for exmample local councils and NHS services) - unless you’re a charity

Groups of companies also have rules to consider, you will need to split the allowance between the companies within the group and similar rules will apply to 'associated businesses' this means companies under common control that are not grouped. This rule is designed to stop business setting up several new companies in a bid to try to take several 'employment allowances’!

Any unused employment allowance at the end of the tax year will be lost, with no option to carry it forward to a future tax year.

If you have not claimed your £2,000 for the 2015/2016 tax year please contact me by using the online contact me page which can be found here

April 2016 changes

The employment allowance rates will change from April 2016. Companies will have their PAYE bill cut by another £1,000 as the Employment Allowance rises from £2,000 to £3,000 per year.

This means, next year businesses will be able to employ 4 people full time on the National Living Wage and pay no National Insurance at all.

Stewart Waddell

Stewart is our Operations Director and is responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly for all 1000+ customers. Stewart also manages our systems and staff. He also helps with the development of Dataplan's innovative technology solutions like our ePayslips solution and VERA HR to name a few.

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