GDPR compliance deadline looms

GDPR compliance deadline looms

With less than one month until the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is warning small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that time is running out for them to prepare. The business group stated...
Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Over the coming years, the government plans to phase in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative, which will see taxpayers move to a fully digital tax system. However HMRC has shared a statement about how they are prioritising change in the department and as a...
Minimum Wage Increases

Minimum Wage Increases

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) are the legal minimum wage rates that must be paid to employees. Employers are liable to be penalised for not complying with the NMW and NLW rules. There are different levels of NMW and NLW, depending on...
Year End Tax Planning

Year End Tax Planning

With the end of the tax year looming there is still time to save tax for 2017/18. We have set out some points you may want to consider. Make full use of your ISA allowance – ISAs can offer a useful tax free way to save, whether this is for your children’s...
Gross Misconduct

Gross Misconduct

Gross misconduct in the workplace is categorised as behaviour which breaks the rules laid down in the employment contract, entitling you to dismiss employees without notice or pay in lieu of notice. However, when an incident of gross misconduct is suspected, you must...
Proposals to extend pensions auto enrolment to younger workers

Proposals to extend pensions auto enrolment to younger workers

The government has announced proposals to extend pensions auto enrolment to include younger workers and to amend the way in which contributions are calculated. According to the press release: ‘The review’s recommendations, which will now be progressed and legislated...