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Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme You may be able to benefit from funding under the Kickstart Scheme if you are looking to create new jobs for young people. Information on the scheme can be found in the Kickstart Scheme Employer Prospectus. Nature of the scheme The scheme aims to...

Get ready for the plastic packaging tax

Get ready for the plastic packaging tax The plastic packaging tax is a new tax which is being introduced from 1 April 2022. The tax aims to provide a financial incentive to use recycled plastic in plastic packaging, which in turn will boost recycling and divert...

Check you are paying the NMW

Check you are paying the NMW The Government have recently named and shamed well-known employers who have fallen foul of the National Minimum Wage legislation. They have also published a list of ‘outrageous excuses’ cited by employers who have failed to pay...

Reclaiming SSP for periods of self-isolation

Reclaiming SSP for periods of self-isolation The recent ‘pingdemic’ has resulted in large numbers of employees self-isolating. Where an employee meets the qualifying conditions, you must pay them SSP while they are self-isolating. As qualifying periods of...

Basis period reform

Basis period reform HMRC have been consulting on the reform of the basis period rules in preparation for the introduction of Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD ITSA), which comes into effect from April 2023. A consultation paper was published in...

Back to the office

Back to the office Now that the ‘work from home if you can’ guidance has been lifted, employees are returning to the office. If, following their return, you allow employees to keep their homeworking equipment for personal use, there may be tax consequences...