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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

Shard Media Group acquires Athene Publishing 27 January 2016

Payroll World founder, Chris Fitzgerald, is to step down from Athene Publishing after 15 years at the helm of the PW brand. Read full story

Payroll thief jailed after duplicating redundancy payments 21 January 2016

A fraudster has been jailed for 32 months after stealing £300,000 while working in the payroll department of delivery firm Yodel. Read full story

Corbyn: Prioritise pay over shareholder dividends 18 January 2016

Companies should be barred from paying dividends to shareholders unless they pay workers the living wage, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has proposed. 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

CIPP: Next HMRC chief must improve payroll support 13 January 2016

The next HMRC chief executive must address problems with the organisation’s service to employers and payroll workers, says the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). 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

Lin Homer to step down as HMRC CEO in April 11 January 2016

Lin Homer has announced she is to leave HMRC in April, after more than four years as the organisation’s chief executive. 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

MPs: Confusion rife over new state pension 11 January 2016

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) must make urgent changes to the information it is sending to people reaching retirement age, says the Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee. 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

THE REGULATOR: Any questions? 4 January 2016

Neil Esslemont from The Pensions Regulator asks Payroll World readers for their feedback and queries. Read full story

Payroll Top 50 nominations open for 2016 4 January 2016

Nominations have opened for the 2016 Payroll Top 50, a prestigious event held to honour the leading professionals who have had a positive impact on payroll in the past year. Read full story

HMRC chief awarded damehood despite performance criticism 4 January 2016

Lin Homer, chief executive of HMRC, was awarded a damehood in the New Year Honours list, despite a barrage of criticism over the tax authority’s performance in 2015. Read full story

ATT: Homeworking at risk from proposed changes to tax relief on travel costs 23 December 2015

The government could harm homeworkers by shifting the rules on travel expenses, the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has warned. Read full story

Acas publishes guide on preventing disability discrimination at work 22 December 2015

A guide to help employers and managers identify, tackle and prevent disability discrimination in the workplace has been published by Acas. Read full story

HMRC rolling out personal tax accounts 22 December 2015

The new system of personal tax accounts is being rolled out by HMRC for individuals currently in self-assessment, with all taxpayers to have personal accounts by April next year. Read full story

No change in Scottish income tax as SRIT is set at 10p 16 December 2015

Income tax rates in Scotland will remain unchanged when limited powers are transferred to Holyrood next year, finance secretary John Swinney has confirmed. Read full story


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