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Tiny proportion of new fathers are opting for shared parental leave

Tiny proportion of new fathers are opting for shared parental leave

No one could have missed the publicity this week given to the surprisingly low take up of Shared Parental Leave one year on from its introduction.

Business tax roadmap

Business tax roadmap

I remember the days when a “road map” was a book that helped you get from A to B and was normally found in the glove box of your car or stuffed between the seat and the transmission tunnel, but then that probably dates me. These days, the words have other connotations and commonly is a method of setting out a plan to meet an objective.

2016 Budget analysis for payroll

2016 Budget analysis for payroll

Here is a full anaysis of yesterday's Budget statement from a payroll perspective.

Salary Sacrifice and Maternity Leave

Salary Sacrifice and Maternity Leave

Chapter 1 of Part VIII of the Employment Rights Act provides that an employee who exercises her rights under the Act is entitled to the benefit of the terms and conditions of employment which would have applied if she had not been absent but not remuneration.

National insurance ‘no longer fit for purpose’

National insurance ‘no longer fit for purpose’

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has been doing some sterling work in easing the administration burden on employers. In their latest report the OTS has put forward proposals for a closer alignment between tax and NI.

14 useful resources for UK payroll

14 useful resources for UK payroll

On a daily basis I must receive over 20 emails from GOV.UK announcing the release of publications or other matters. Some of them have no relevance to the payroll professional, but the following are a selection of those issued in the last few days which are relevant.

Employment Tribunal Ruling: Lock v British Gas

Employment Tribunal Ruling: Lock v British Gas

Readers will have been following the case of Lock v British Gas from its early days through Employment Tribunal (ET) to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and back again to the original tribunal.

Judgement reserved by EAT in childcare vouchers and maternity leave case

Judgement reserved by EAT in childcare vouchers and maternity leave case

Is suspending an employee’s membership of a childcare voucher scheme whilst on maternity leave discriminatory? In the case of Peninsula Business Services v Donaldson the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reserved judgement.

Whistleblowing – unfair treatment can be costly

Whistleblowing – unfair treatment can be costly

A former regional pre-construction manager who worked for Balfour Beatty for almost 10 years has been awarded £137,000.

End of Contracting-out! Are you and your software ready?

End of Contracting-out! Are you and your software ready?

The end of contracting-out is getting ever closer, so now is a good time to ready yourself for the impact the change is going to have on the processing of your payroll.

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