15 Jan 2018
January 15, 2018

Reactive Tax Codes – check for W1 M1

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Reactive Tax Codes Since April 2017 HMRC have introduced reactive tax codes, which means if changes occur in your income your tax code is likely to be changed more quickly than in the past. This has been made possible since Real Time Information was introduced, which means employers tell the HMRC exactly what staff have.. read more →

15 Feb 2016
February 15, 2016

Tax codes to use from 6 April 2016

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It’s getting to that time of year again, where we reach the end of another tax year and the start of another.  HMRC have just issued their advice document P9X_2016 informing us of the tax codes to use next year. Personal Allowance For 2016 to 2017 the basic Personal Allowance will be £11000 and the.. read more →

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) increased on 1st October 2015.  The rate per hour you get depends on your age and if you are an apprentice, and you must be at least school leaving age to get it too. The rates have increased meaning the NMW applicable to pay reference periods starting on or after.. read more →

28 Aug 2015
August 28, 2015

Sage 50 Payroll Update

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Sage 50 have released a mandatory update to the Payroll V21 software, to take you to version number 21.03.410. The software will not run unless you install the update, however if you do not have administrator privileges then the update may not install correctly and you could get an error message such as “Error 1325.alison.mead.. read more →

17 Apr 2015
April 17, 2015

Tax Codes to use from 6 April 2015

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I don’t know if it is just me, but since it’s redesign I am finding information pages on the HMRC website much harder to find these days.  One particular example was knowing how to change the tax codes for the start of the new financial year.  So to help I will summarise here the changes.. read more →

02 Mar 2015
March 2, 2015

Update to HMRC Basic PAYE Tools

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If you use the HMRC basic PAYE tools then please be aware that there is now an update available from the GOV.UK website. This new version includes updates to the automatic update facility, and needs to be downloaded and installed directly from the website.  You shouldn’t attempt to download by selecting the ‘Check for updates/Check.. read more →

The new Sage 50 Payroll has two levels of updates, some come as part of the basic program, and others are separate modules which you only need to subscribe to if you need those features.  To find out about the Tiered Pensions and Automated Payslips modules take a look at my previous post about Sage 50.. read more →

Sage have just released their latest version of Sage Payroll.  We are just downloading the software now, but to whet your appetite take a look at a couple of the new exciting features that have been developed. Automated Payslip Module Instead of ordering your payroll stationery by the box as and when you run out.. read more →

24 Oct 2014
October 24, 2014

HMRC Filing Penalties

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If you run a small company of less than 50 employees then you should have recently received a notice from the HMRC about in-year filing penalties. read more →

06 Jan 2014
January 6, 2014

Top Ten Auto Enrolment Terms

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If you employ staff then you need to know about Auto Enrolment, but if you read the articles and advice then there are a lot of terms which you may not understand.  Hopefully my top ten auto enrolment terms can help you make more sense out of what you need to know : Jobholder –.. read more →