Employment & Payroll Articles

Employee ownership and involvement

There are many ways that employees can own a stake in their employer's company. However, employee ownership usually refers to a situation where all employees of a business have a ‘significant and meaningful’ stake in a business. This means employees have a financial stake in the business (e.g., by owning shares). Other types of business (e.g. charities or sole traders) may have to change their...

Emergency tax codes

The letters in an employee’s tax code signify their entitlement (or not) to the annual tax-free personal allowance. The tax codes are updated annually and help employer’s work out how much tax to deduct from an employee’s pay packet. The basic personal allowance for the tax year starting 6 April 2022 is £12,570 and the tax code for an employee entitled to the standard tax-free Personal Allowance...

Entitlement to National Minimum Wage

Employers must ensure they are paying staff the new National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates for the period from 1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023. The NLW is the minimum hourly rate that must be paid to those aged 23 or over. The rate for the NLW is £9.50. The hourly rate of the NMW (for 21-22-year-olds) is £9.18. The rates for 18-20-year-olds is £6.83 and the rate for...

by Alexandra Pasareanu

Should you classify workers as employees or freelancers?

Employee or freelancer? As a UK employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure your workers are classified correctly. Find out how!

Tax-free mileage expenses

If you use your own vehicle for business journeys, then you may be able to claim a tax-free allowance from your employer known as a Mileage Allowance Payment or MAP.

Commuting to work

As a general rule, there is no tax relief for ordinary commuting, unless you’re going to a temporary workplace.. find out more

End of SSP Rebate Scheme

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme has allowed small and medium-sized businesses and employers reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19. The online service initially closed for new claims after 30

Tax relief if working from home

If you are an employee working from home, you may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills you pay that are related to your work.

Employers can reimburse employees for the additional household expenses incurred by working at home. The

Tax relief for job-related expenses

If you receive no compensation from your employer for work related expenses you have paid, you can still claim tax relief for some expenses that relate to working from home. HMRC will usually allow you to claim tax relief if you use your own money

Employing for the first time

There are a multitude of rules and regulations that you must be aware of when you start employing staff for the first time.

HMRC’s guidance sets out important issues to be aware of when becoming an employer.

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Tax codes for employees

The P9X form is used to notify employers of tax codes to use for employees. The latest version of the form has just been published and shows the tax codes to use from 6 April 2022. The forms states that the basic personal allowance for the tax year

Tax relief for working from home

If you are an employee working from home, you may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills you pay that are related to your work.

Employers can reimburse employees for the additional household expenses incurred through regularly working at

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