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News, information, hints and tips from the Vanilla Payroll and the wider payroll world in general. We aim to keep you up to date with any, and all the useful news and legislation changes that affect your business.

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Wednesday
Apr232014

FREE help with pension auto enrolment

Do you process, oversee or manage payroll?

Do you know when your pension auto enrolment staging date is?

Are you a bit in the dark about what you need to do?

Would you like to find out more for FREE?

Our friends over at Jamieson Christie Wealth Management Limited are hosting a FREE seminar that will cover everything you need to get prepared for auto enrolment. If you’ve got your staging date or you are considering accepting a date, this seminar will help you get up to speed on your responsibilities and how to avoid the financial penalties of missing your specified dates.

A lot of SME businesses will need to be set up for the end of this year or early next year, so this is a great chance to prepare or ask questions.

Seminar details:

Date: Wednesday 14 May

Time: 8am till 10am

Location: Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth LE17 6QX

Summary: Requirements & responsibilities, timetables, aspects of employment law

Plus, there will be FREE tea, coffee, breakfast pastries and bacon sandwiches available.

Seminar speakers:

Rich Cooper from JCWM – forming your plan for auto enrolment

Peter Orton & Nick Jones from Lyons Davidson – legislation for regulation changes

Monday
Apr072014

Download LATEST statutory payroll changes for 2014/2015

Friday
Mar072014

Get up to £2,000 off your NICs bill 

Employers can reduce the amount of National Insurance contributions (NICs) they pay for their employees by up to £2,000. This is called the ‘Employment Allowance’.

Employment Allowance can be claimed from 6 April 2014.

You won’t have to pay any employer National Insurance contributions at all if you usually pay less than £2,000 a year.

Up to 1.25 million businesses and charities will benefit from Employment Allowance. Around 450,000 businesses and charities won’t have to pay any employer National Insurance contributions at all.

Use the Employment Allowance calculator to see how the allowance could affect your contributions.

Eligibility

Employment Allowance is for nearly all employers that pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions on their employees’ and directors’ earnings. This includes:

  • businesses
  • charities
  • community amateur sports clubs

There are a small number of businesses and organisations that can’t claim Employment Allowance.

How to claim

You can claim through your payroll software.

Source: Gov.uk

Friday
Feb072014

Dates for your diary

19 February 2014 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 February 2014. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 February 2014.)

19 February 2014 - Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 February 2014.

19 February 2014 - CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 February 2014 is payable by today.

1 March 2014 – Self Assessment tax for 2012/13 paid after this date will incur a 5% surcharge.

1 March 2014 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 May 2013.

19 March 2014 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 March 2014. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 March 2014.)

19 March 2014 - Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 March 2014.

Wednesday
Jan222014

De-clutter your desk if you want a successful career

According to a leading expert, having a cluttered environment reflects a cluttered mind and the act of tidying up can help you be more successful. The advice comes from Jayne Morris, the resident “life coach” for NHS Online, who said it is no good just moving the mess around.

In order to clear the mind, unwanted items must be thrown away to free your “internal world”, she said. Ms Morris, who claims to have coached celebrities to major business figures, said: “Clearing clutter from your desk has the power to transform you business. “How? Because clutter in your outer environment is the physical manifestation of all the clutter going on inside of you. “Clearing clutter has a ripple effect across your entire life, including your work.