Auto-enrolment – don’t miss your deadline!

24th May, 2017

Recent research has discovered that an increasingly large number of small firms are missing their auto-enrolment deadlines. Sarah Pownall, payroll specialist at Nottingham-based chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill, explains the consequences of missing your deadline and provides some tips to ensure you don’t get caught out. According to workplace pensions provider Now: Pensions, of the… View Article

National minimum wage – don’t get caught out!

17th May, 2017

Last week John Lewis announced that it had breached national minimum wage (NMW) regulations – potentially costing the company £36m. Julie Braithwaite, payroll specialist at Nottingham chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill, provides a useful reminder of NMW rates to ensure you don’t fall foul. The John Lewis story John Lewis breached the strict NMW timing regulations… View Article

A guide to P11Ds

9th May, 2017

It’s almost time to submit your P11Ds for the 2016/17 tax year. Nottingham chartered accounts, Clayton and Brewill, provide some guidance on P11Ds to help you get organised in advance of the July submission deadline. What is a P11D? A P11D is a mandatory HRMC form that details expenses and benefits provided to company employees… View Article

2016/17 Year end reporting – things to consider

23rd March, 2017

As many companies approach the end of their financial year, it’s important that as well as dealing with the usual year end procedures, that they also consider any changes that come into force in April. National Minimum and National Living Wage increases due from 1 April 2017  The hourly minimum wage a worker is entitled… View Article

Tax changes for off-payroll working in the public sector

7th March, 2017

If you provide off-payroll services to the public sector, there some significant tax changes that are likely to affect you from April 2017. Nottingham chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill explain the forthcoming changes. Off-payroll working If you provide services to public sector organisations through your own limited company, it is likely that you are classed… View Article

Redundancy payments to be taxed from April 2018

5th December, 2016

From April 2018, redundancy payments made ‘in lieu of notice’ will be taxed at the employee’s highest rate of income tax. Doug Perry, partner at chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill explains how both employers and employees will feel the impact of the forthcoming changes to  redundancy payments. At the time of writing (December 2016), redundancy payments… View Article

Tax-Free Childcare to launch in early 2017

14th November, 2016

The government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will be launched to parents from early 2017. Clayton & Brewill explain who qualifies and how to claim. Tax-Free Childcare aims to help working parents with the cost of childcare and it will be rolled out gradually from early 2017, with parents of the youngest children able to apply first…. View Article

Holiday pay and commission: payroll advice

10th October, 2016

Sarah Pownall, head of payroll services at Clayton and Brewill in Nottingham, looks at a recent court ruling that workers’ holiday pay should include commission. On 7th October 2016 The Court of Appeal upheld the decision in the British Gas case that workers’ holiday pay should include any results-based commission that they would have ordinarily… View Article

New National Minimum Wage rates 01 October 2016

20th September, 2016

Employers need to be aware of the new national minimum wage for workers under 25 that will come into effect on 1 October. Workers under the age of 25, including apprentices, will see an increase in their take home pay as the National Minimum Wage rates are set to rise. These new rates are effective from… View Article

Pension auto-enrolment – new exception option for directors

26th August, 2016

After several years of lobbying by professional accountancy bodies and others, the government has provided a sensible set of rules on the question of whether directors are required to be enrolled into an employer provided pension auto-enrolment scheme. Sarah Pownall, payroll services manager and auto-enrolment specialist at Clayton & Brewill in Nottingham, explains what this… View Article

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