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Webinar next week: How to navigate the auto-enrolment maze 27 May 2016

Register now for a free webinar on Wednesday 22 June at 12pm as Payroll World and Smart Pension outline the ways payroll providers can guide clients through the auto-enrolment process. Read full story


Bacs extends upgrade deadline after firms fail to act 10 June 2016

Bacs has extended the deadline for organisations to comply with its new security standards after around 1,000 companies failed to take the necessary action. Read full story


Legislation to limit unpaid work experience 10 June 2016

Unpaid work experience will be limited to four weeks under new legislation going through parliament. Read full story


Sports Direct workers paid below minimum wage, founder tells MPs 8 June 2016

Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct, has admitted workers were paid below the minimum wage at the company’s Derbyshire warehouse. Read full story


TUC: Leave campaigners have announced plans to scrap workers’ rights 7 June 2016

If working people want to keep their rights at work, they should vote Remain in the EU referendum on 23 June, says the TUC. Read full story


Tax experts urge people to use P60s to reclaim tax 7 June 2016

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging people to claim back tax deducted from savings income in past years now they have received their P60s. Read full story


Customer service better than ever, claims HMRC 6 June 2016

Responding to criticism from the National Audit Office (NAO), HMRC says it is currently offering its best customer service in years. Read full story


TPR updates auto-enrolment guidance 31 May 2016

Detailed guidance for auto-enrolment has been updated by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to reflect changes that came into force in April 2016. Read full story


HMRC updates advisory fuel rates 31 May 2016

HMRC has released an update of its advisory fuel rates, effective from 1 June 2016. Read full story


Penalty easement policy extended by HMRC 27 May 2016

Employers will not incur penalties for delays of up to three days in filing PAYE information during the 2016-17 tax year, HMRC has announced. Read full story


New powers for TPR following auto-enrolment scheme concerns 19 May 2016

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will be given new powers for regulating master trust schemes to protect auto-enrolled workers, according to plans set out in the Queen’s Speech. Read full story


Select committee: AE at risk from weaknesses in pension regulation 16 May 2016

The Work and Pensions Select Committee says automatic enrolment (AE) into employer pension schemes is a “success story”, but major concerns have arisen over where funds are being invested. Read full story


TUC: Brexit would mean excessive hours for 1m more workers 10 May 2016

A million more employees are at high risk of being forced to work excessive hours if the UK votes to leave the EU, according to analysis from the TUC. Read full story


Error in travel and subsistence legislation 6 May 2016

HRMC has admitted the wording of new legislation on travel and subsistence is incorrect and requires amendment. Read full story


Government announces plan to limit tip deductions 4 May 2016

Proposals to limit employer deductions from discretionary tips and service charges have been announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Read full story


Regular voluntary overtime should be reflected in holiday pay, says tribunal 3 May 2016

Voluntary overtime work should be reflected in holiday pay calculations if it is “sufficiently regular”, according to a Midlands (West) Employment Tribunal ruling. Read full story


Apprenticeship levy allowance rules to be amended 29 April 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published further guidance on the apprenticeship levy, detailing amendments to the rules regarding the offset allowance. Read full story


Sharp rise in escalating auto-enrolment fines 29 April 2016

Figures from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) show the number of escalating penalty notices issued has risen sharply. Read full story


CBI: Apprenticeship levy requires radical rethink 28 April 2016

Businesses have insufficient time to prepare for the apprenticeship levy and the government needs to “radically rethink” its design, warns Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI. Read full story


TPR to provide new pensions list to help firms comply with auto-enrolment 27 April 2016

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to publish a list of group personal pensions (GPPs) open to any employers seeking to comply with their auto-enrolment duties. Read full story


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