The dreaded ‘out of office’ automated reply rules the summer months. It’s a pleasure to write and a real horror to receive and while often it is little more than a minor inconvenience, there are ways to make everybody’s life a little easier as the summer sun beckons.
As we enter the new tax year, I want to share with you my top 10 tips for saving tax. The main driver for these tips to see if we can move Tax Freedom Day. You may not have heard of Tax Freedom day, it is important to every taxpayer in the UK. Tax Freedom day is a measure of when we in the UK stop paying tax and keep all our earnings for ourselves.
The Marriage Allowance enables couples to transfer £1100 of personal allowances to spouses or civil partners.
To benefit as a couple, the lower earner must have income of less than £11000 and the higher earner must not earn above £43000.
Charity fund-raising days are a big part of office life here at Dataplan, giving payroll heroes the opportunity to have some fun whilst raising money for great causes.
One such cause is breast cancer awareness and, on Friday 21st October, Dataplan will dress down and don the pinkest outfits we can find, in honour of Breast Cancer Now’s national ‘Wear it Pink’ day.
Dataplan Charity payroll is something that our teams here at Dataplan HQ love to manage for our customers. We have over 100 UK charity customers and making sure we keep our staff up to date as well as clients is something we relish.
One of the changes due to hit payroll in 2017 is the apprenticeship levy, keep a keen eye on our websites for our latest update on the subject, more to follow on this soon.
Last Sunday a friend and I entered the Louth and District Hospice Charity Bike Ride, a 15, 30 or 50 mile Sportive for a good cause. I haven't taken training seriously at all and left it to the day to whether I feel up to the 30 or 50 mile ride.
Employers will be pleased to hear that after last years’ National Insurance letter changes that saw the addition of 4 new categories to bring the total to 11, the 2016-2017 tax year sees the amount of categories being reduced once more to 7. This means less to remember, less confusion and less room for error!
It is approaching pay raise time for many of us and with the cost of living forever rising, many of us look to our employer to increase our wages and “fill the gap” inflation leaves. However, is an annual pay rise a mandatory requirement for an employer?