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Government accepts LPC National Minimum Wage rate recommendations 15 March 2016

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has welcomed the government’s acceptance of its recommendations for the rates of the National Minimum Wage (NMW), to apply from 1 October 2016. Read full story

EAT overturns tribunal decision on childcare vouchers 11 March 2016

An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that it is not discriminatory to require employees to agree to the suspension of childcare vouchers during maternity leave when signing up to the scheme. Read full story

CIOT: Apprenticeship Levy will disadvantage smaller businesses 8 March 2016

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is calling for changes to the apprenticeship levy over worries that smaller businesses might be unable to make full use of their £15,000 allowance. Read full story

Over six million workers now auto-enrolled into pensions 8 March 2016

More than six million workers have now begun saving into a workplace pension as a result of auto-enrolment, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has announced. Read full story

Haulage industry association dismayed at HMRC 'error' 29 February 2016

A key tax allowance in the transport sector is the subject of confusion as a result of an HMRC error, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Read full story

Advisory fuel rates updated by HMRC 26 February 2016

HMRC has released an update on its advisory fuel rates, effective from 1 March. Read full story

EAT confirms commission must be included in holiday pay calculations 22 February 2016

Employers need to pay commission as part of holiday pay, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed. Read full story

Government announces league tables to tackle gender pay gaps 15 February 2016

Companies failing to address the gender pay gap will be highlighted in new league tables as part of a raft of measures unveiled by women and equalities minister Nicky Morgan. Read full story

Latest National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed 9 February 2016

More than 90 employers failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed following investigation by HMRC. Read full story

Payrolling benefits in kind guidance published 8 February 2016

Supplementary guidance for the payrolling of benefits in kind has been published on the website. Read full story

Apprenticeship levy draft legislation published 5 February 2016

Draft legislation on the apprenticeship levy has been published, along with explanatory notes. Read full story

Tax campaigners back exemption rules on trivial benefits in kind 5 February 2016

Campaigners have welcomed new, clearer rules on the taxation of trivial benefits, while calling for further legislation to protect workers on tax credits, Universal Credit and means-tested benefits. Read full story

MPs call for auto-enrolment improvements 2 February 2016

MPs have expressed concern that The Pensions Regulator cannot yet access Real Time Information to aid the roll-out of auto-enrolment for small and micro employers and monitor compliance. Read full story

Big increase in TPR action against auto-enrolment non-compliance 1 February 2016

The latest figures show a sharp rise in compliance notices and fines issued by The Pensions Regulator for auto-enrolment (AE) non-compliance. Read full story

Tax professionals issue warning over quarterly tax reporting 18 January 2016

Compelling small businesses to submit information digitally will lead to involuntary non-compliance, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has warned. Read full story

ZHC workers gain tribunal rights 13 January 2016

Workers now have the right to make an employment tribunal claim if an employer punishes them for breaching an exclusivity clause in a zero-hours contract (ZHC). Read full story

High Court upholds TPR stance on UK-based peripatetic workers 13 January 2016

Auto-enrolment legislation covers UK-based peripatetic employees who work across international locations, a High Court judgment has ruled. Read full story

Survey: Auto-enrolment causing confusion among employers 12 January 2016

Nearly half of employers staging for auto-enrolment in the next two years are confused about their responsibilities, according to research. Read full story

NICs software guidance published 11 January 2016

HMRC has published the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) guidance for software developers 2016-17. Read full story

TPR: Smaller employers must act early on AE or risk fine 6 January 2016

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has expressed concern that smaller employers are leaving their auto-enrolment preparations too late to comply on time. Read full story


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