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First quarter pay awards steady at 2% 28 April 2017

Pay settlements in the first quarter of 2017 are steady at a 2% median award, according to data. Read full story

No appetite for major change to employment laws among UK businesses 28 April 2017

Only five per cent of businesses are looking for major change in employment law post-Brexit, according to a survey. Read full story

West Ham and Newcastle raided by HMRC 26 April 2017

Two Premier League football clubs have been raided in an investigation into suspected tax and National Insurance fraud. Read full story

TPR’s AE director leaving for Money Advice Service 11 April 2017

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed that Charles Counsell will leave his role as executive director of auto-enrolment and member of TPR board in May to become chief executive of the Money Advice Service. Read full story

Labour promises £10 minimum wage 10 April 2017

Labour will increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour if they win the next general election, party leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced. Read full story

HMRC launches new Fraud Hotline 7 April 2017

HM Revenue and Customs has launched a new hotline for the public to report fraud and evasion in the fight against tax fraud. Read full story

Gender pay gap reporting rules come into force 6 April 2017

New gender pay reporting regulations are now in force, meaning UK companies with 250 or more employees will now have to publish their gender pay gaps within the next year. Read full story

TUC: Great Repeal Bill hands power over workers’ rights to judges, not parliament 4 April 2017

The proposals for the Brexit-related Great Repeal Bill fall short of the Prime Minister’s promise to fully protect and maintain all workers’ rights derived from the EU, according to the TUC. Read full story

£705m collected in HMRC’s crackdown on payroll taxes 4 April 2017

HMRC collected £705m in additional tax through investigations into companies’ payroll taxes over the last year, according to a report. Read full story

Victory for cycle courier in gig economy tribunal case 3 April 2017

A cycle courier working for CitySprint’s Excel company has won the right to holiday pay in the latest landmark trial against the gig economy. Read full story

Listen again: Global payroll webinar 3 April 2017

Listen again to Payroll World’s exclusive webinar on global payroll: compliance, culture and communications. Read full story

Nearly two thirds of HR professionals expect Brexit to impact their strategy 3 April 2017

With the recent triggering of Article 50, research shows almost two thirds (62%) of HR professionals expect the decision to leave the European Union (EU) to impact their HR strategy. Read full story

UK in the relegation zone for decently paid maternity leave, warns TUC 28 March 2017

UK mums get one of the lowest amounts of decently paid maternity leave in Europe, says the TUC. Read full story

Payslip fraud lands company director and ex-wife in jail 20 March 2017

A company director and his ex-wife have been jailed for a total of six years and nine months for stealing £815,000 tax, National Insurance and VAT. Read full story

Lords’ call for delay to MTD welcomed by tax professionals 17 March 2017

A critical report that calls for a far more cautious approach to the roll-out of Making Tax Digital (MTD) has been welcomed by a trio of tax organisations. Read full story

UK workers increasingly value health cash plans over other benefits 17 March 2017

Health cash plans have become the second most popular benefit in the country behind contributory pensions, according to research. Read full story

CIOT: U-turn shows Budget 'rabbits' are a bad idea 15 March 2017

The U-turn over Class 4 NICs increases shows the folly of pulling ‘rabbits’ out of the hat on Budget day without consultation, says the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT). Read full story

Chancellor drops plans to increase Class 4 NICs 15 March 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has performed a U-turn on plans to increase National Insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed, announced in last week’s Spring Budget. Read full story

Survey reveals earnings perception gap 15 March 2017

Brits on average think solicitors earn 20% more than they actually do and journalists are perceived to earn over a quarter (28%) more than their average salary, according to a YouGov poll. Read full story

PASA announces Pensions Dashboard Working Group members 15 March 2017

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has announced the members of its Pensions Dashboard Working Group. Read full story


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