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Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations

The Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023 have been laid before Parliament. The Regulations remove the requirement that an employee must have 26 weeks’ service in order to be able to make a request for flexible working. The change makes the right to request flexible working a Day One right. This new right is set to […]

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Proposed changes to Statutory Paternity Pay

The Regulations make the following changes: 1. Employees will be able to take their two-week paternity leave entitlement as two separate one-week blocks (rather than having to take just one week in total or two consecutive weeks) 2. Employees will be able to take paternity leave at any time in the 52 weeks after birth […]

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The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023

The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 has received Royal Assent and is expected to come into force in September 2024. It introduces a new statutory right for workers to request a more predictable working pattern. Key points to note include: The qualifying period is likely to be 26 weeks’ service although those weeks […]

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Payroll Reminders

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) continues to enforce the requirement for Real-Time Information (RTI) reporting. Employers are reminded to submit payroll data accurately and on time via the RTI system. RTI reporting facilitates accurate tax calculations and helps HMRC monitor compliance. Timely submission of payroll information is crucial to avoid penalties or potential issues with […]

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Working Time Regulations – intended changes

The government has announced its intention to make some important changes to aspects of employment law now that the UK has left the EU. Working Time Regulations:- 1. Merging ‘normal’ holiday leave with ‘additional’ holiday leave, to create one entitlement.  Although the government does not say this, it may result in the calculation of holiday […]

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Director Optimum Salary 2023/2024

Marsland Nash Payroll have calculated that the new optimum salary for a director will be £12,579 pa for the financial year ended 5 April 2024. This is due to the alignment of the standard Personal Allowance threshold and Primary NI Band. A salary at this level will incur some Employers National Insurance but the company […]

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Holiday Pay – Government Consultation

The government has issued a consultation paper to address the issues arising from the Supreme Court’s judgment last year in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel. As a result of the Harpur Trust case, part-year workers are entitled to a larger holiday entitlement than part-time workers who work the same total number of hours […]

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P45’s

HMRC have changed their guidance in relation to how we treat P45’s.  The normal process was that new employees would provide their new employers with their old employers P45 to incorporate the year to date figures and tax.  HMRC have now changed their guidance on this so that the only time a P45 should be […]

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National Insurance Changes

For the 3rd time this financial year there are changes in the way National Insurance is calculated for both employees and employers.  The percentage increase implemented at the start of the financial year has now been reversed.  From 6 November instead of paying 13.25% in National Insurance Employees will now pay 12% and instead of […]

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Increase to the National Insurance Threshold

From 6th July 2022 the NI threshold will rise by £2,690 from £9,880 to £12,570, bringing the NICs and income tax thresholds into line for the first time. This means that employees will be able to earn more before they start to pay NI.For company directors the changing threshold means that £11,901 is the optimum […]

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