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Full RTI benefits yet to be realised

Full RTI benefits yet to be realised

The benefits of Real Time Information (RTI) are yet to fully be realised, according to a post implementation review of RTI.

260 employers identified in latest naming and shaming round

260 employers identified in latest naming and shaming round

Primark and SportsDirect.com are just two companies to be named and shamed for underpaying minimum wage rates.

The figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy revealed that Primark failed to pay £231,973.12 to 9,735 workers, while SportsDirect.com failed to pay £167,036.24 to 383 workers.

Payroll administrators still key to ensuring AE compliance

Payroll administrators still key to ensuring AE compliance

More than half of payroll administrators and bookkeepers expect their clients to rely on them completely to fulfil their ongoing automatic enrolment (AE) duties.

Research from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) found that employers are continuing to rely on business advisers to help them implement and comply with their ongoing AE duties.

Welsh tax changes

Welsh tax changes

HMRC has confirmed that the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales will become responsible for some of the taxes paid in Wales in April 2018.

Stamp Duty Land Tax and landfill tax will come under the Welsh Government’s control from 1 April 2018. However, the Welsh rate of income tax will not come into effect until 1 April 2019.

Uber’s ‘leapfrog’ request is refused

Uber’s ‘leapfrog’ request is refused

The application from taxi-app firm Uber to leapfrog the Court of Appeal and have its appeal heard in the Supreme Court has been refused.

Last month, the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that the firm’s drivers were not self-employed and should be treated as ‘workers’.

Morrisons found liable for payroll data leak

Morrisons found liable for payroll data leak

The High Court has found supermarket Morrisons to be liable for a payroll data leak carried out by a former employee.

The class action was taken by more than 5,500 current and former Morrisons’ employees who were affected by the payroll data leak in 2014, when nearly 100,000 employees’ personal information, including bank details, addresses, dates of birth and national insurance numbers, were posted on the internet.

Reforms to Statutory Sick Pay proposed

Reforms to Statutory Sick Pay proposed

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) should be reformed to make it more flexible and suited to phased returns to work, a government report has found.

Fit for Work assessments scrapped

Fit for Work assessments scrapped

From 15 December 2017, Fit for Work will no longer be running its referral and assessment service in England and Wales. It is also reported that the assessment service will cease in Scotland from 31 May 2018.

Points-based sanctions confirmed

Points-based sanctions confirmed

The government has announced that it intends to take forward the points-based model for late submission penalties.

Valuation of assets

Valuation of assets

The service for employers to check whether the amount on which they propose to operate Pay As You Earn (PAYE) for assets other than cash is reasonable, has been removed.

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