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Statutory redundancy pay

If you’ve held the same job for two years or more and your employer makes you redundant, you usually qualify for redundancy money. This is the legal minimum known as ‘statutory redundancy pay’. However, you may not qualify for this pay if your employer offers to keep you on or provides suitable alternative work that you refuse without a good reason. Your age and length of service determine the...

Employing staff for the first time?

There are a number of rules and regulations that you must be aware of when you employ staff for the first time. HMRC’s guidance sets out some important issues to be aware of when becoming an employer. Decide how much to pay someone - you must pay your employee at least the National Minimum Wage. Check if someone has the legal right to work in the UK. You may have to do other employment checks as...

Termination payment clearance process

The tax treatment of termination payments has changed significantly over recent years. The changes have aligned the rules for tax and secondary National Insurance contributions (employer (NICs)) by making an employer liable to pay NICs on termination payments they make to their employees. HMRC has announced that it is aligning its approach to providing advance assurance on certain termination...

Company filing obligations

It is important that anyone responsible for the accounts and tax filing regime for private limited companies is aware of...

Inheritance and tax

As a general rule, an individual who inherits property, money or shares is not liable to pay tax on the...

Labour win landslide election result

As had been widely predicted, the results at the polls have seen the Labour Party back in power after 14...

Exit plans

Exit can be seen as quitting, especially if the exit discussed is your business interests. But actually, business exit planning...

New government

Our new government, and in particular, Rachel Reeves, the new Chancellor, will be responsible for raising the funds that our...

Statutory redundancy pay

If you have been in the same job for two years or more and are made redundant you will usually...

Claim full expensing or 50% FYA

Full expensing offers a 100% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets, reducing taxes for companies subject to...

Late night taxi for an employee

Employers have a duty of care to ensure employee wellbeing, which can include providing transport home during unsocial hours. While...

Income Tax in Scotland

The Scottish rate of income tax applies to non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers, defined by their close connection...
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