[UK] Employer Bulletin February 2020 [UK] Employer Bulletin February 2020

[UK] Employer Bulletin February 2020
14 Feb 2020

HMRC have published their Employer Bulletin that is billed as ‘Your route to the latest in payroll news’.  Indeed, February’s edition is full of information for employers, some of which is summarised as follows: 

  • Review of off-payroll working rules from April 2020 – a reminder of the review ahead of the new rules from April 2020
  • NIC thresholds and Statutory Payments rates 2020-2021 – which the Global Payroll Association have already published
  • Electronic payment 22 February 2020 – a reminder that this date falls on a weekend
  • Student and Postgraduate Loan thresholds - which the Global Payroll Association have already published
  • National Minimum and National Living Wage rates – which we have already published stating, correctly, that they do not apply from the 1st of April 2020 as the Employer Bulletin claims
  • End of year reporting 2020 – a reminder that employers need to indicate that this is their final 2019/20 RTI submission
  • Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay – a good overview of the new statutory payment from April 2020
  • Employment Allowance reforms – a good summary of the changes from April 2020
  • P9 Notice of Coding run – advice that that the 2020/21 coding run has started
  • Basic PAYE Tools – advice that there will be a new release at the end of March 2020
  • Benefits in Kind with Cash Allowances, Flexible Benefit Packages and Salary Sacrifice – a reminder of the new rules
  • Short-Term Business Visitors – a reminder of changes to the Short-Term Business Visitors (STBVs) rules
  • Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles – a reminder of the proposed new rules from April 2020
  • Sporting Testimonials & Termination Payments - a reminder of the new rules from April 2020
  • Upcoming changes to Employment Law – an overview of the changes to the holiday pay reference period and provision of employment particulars

Global Payroll Association Comment

This edition is a must-read and is full of information for employers.

HMRC have published their Employer Bulletin that is billed as ‘Your route to the latest in payroll news’.  Indeed, February’s edition is full of information for employers, some of which is summarised as follows: 

  • Review of off-payroll working rules from April 2020 – a reminder of the review ahead of the new rules from April 2020
  • NIC thresholds and Statutory Payments rates 2020-2021 – which the Global Payroll Association have already published
  • Electronic payment 22 February 2020 – a reminder that this date falls on a weekend
  • Student and Postgraduate Loan thresholds - which the Global Payroll Association have already published
  • National Minimum and National Living Wage rates – which we have already published stating, correctly, that they do not apply from the 1st of April 2020 as the Employer Bulletin claims
  • End of year reporting 2020 – a reminder that employers need to indicate that this is their final 2019/20 RTI submission
  • Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay – a good overview of the new statutory payment from April 2020
  • Employment Allowance reforms – a good summary of the changes from April 2020
  • P9 Notice of Coding run – advice that that the 2020/21 coding run has started
  • Basic PAYE Tools – advice that there will be a new release at the end of March 2020
  • Benefits in Kind with Cash Allowances, Flexible Benefit Packages and Salary Sacrifice – a reminder of the new rules
  • Short-Term Business Visitors – a reminder of changes to the Short-Term Business Visitors (STBVs) rules
  • Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles – a reminder of the proposed new rules from April 2020
  • Sporting Testimonials & Termination Payments - a reminder of the new rules from April 2020
  • Upcoming changes to Employment Law – an overview of the changes to the holiday pay reference period and provision of employment particulars

Global Payroll Association Comment

This edition is a must-read and is full of information for employers.

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