Making Tax Digital

MTD: It’s Not Too Late to Make the Right Choice

Despite statements from politicians, the House of Lords and industry experts, Making Tax Digital is on course to come into force on 1st April 2019. Thousands of businesses, particularly in rural counties like Lincolnshire, are facing a range of challenges that are delaying their move towards digital. However, it isn’t too late for businesses to make the right choices and ensure they’re future-proof and ready for MTD.

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Religious holidays

Religious Holidays and Festivals – An Employer’s Responsibility

Whilst most Christian religious holidays, such as Easter, enable individual’s time to celebrate through bank or public holidays, there are some businesses where it is not viable to close on all bank holidays and for those who celebrate non-Christian beliefs there is no equivalent provision. 

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Flexible working

Flexible Working

Despite many predictions that flexible working would become much more common in the workplace since the introduction of the right to request in 2003, this hasn’t come to fruition. The Office of National Statistics report that the percentage of employee’s working flexibly has remained at around 25% over the last 20 years.

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Age Discrimination

In February 2019 ACAS produced their latest guide focused on Age Discrimination and key points for employers. Age is one of the nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010, protecting people of all ages from discrimination.

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Right To Work

Right to Work Checks

All employers in the UK must conduct simple right to work checks, before an employee or worker starts work, in order to make sure that the individual in question is allowed to legally work in the UK.

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Itemised payslips

Itemised Payslips from 6 April 2019

From 6 April 2019, the following wording will be added to s8(2) Employment Rights Act 1996, which is the section that sets out what must be included on a pay statement:

“and where the amount of wages or salary varies by reference to time worked, the total number of hours worked in respect of the variable amount of wages or salary either as:

  • A single aggregate figure; or
  • Separate figures for different types of work or different rates of pay”

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