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Increases in National Insurance and Dividend Tax

Proposed increases in National Insurance and Dividend Tax Yesterday (7/9/21) the UK Government announced its plans for a 1.25 percentage point increase in National Insurance Contributions (normally considered as a tax to fund pensions) and Income tax on dividends. The aim of the increases are to raise about £36 billion over three years, which is […]

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Questions that need to be answered for the Sponsor Licence

What are the questions need to answer for the Sponsor Licence? Find below the questions (verbatim) that need to be answered in the first stage of the Sponsor Licence request:  Why are you applying for a sponsor licence?  What sector you operate in?  What are your opening/operating hours?  You must provide an up-to-date hierarchy chart detailing any owner, directors and board […]

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How to hire overseas workers post Brexit

Overview   Brexit came into force on 1 January 2021. From this date employers wanting to recruit from outside of the UK need to follow the new immigration system. In most cases, this means that the employee will need a Skilled Worker Visa. To get this the employee needs to:  have a job offer from a licenced sponsor  be applying for a […]

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Job Retention Scheme ‘Furlough’ – changes from July

Purpose of note  In this note you can find information related to the new Job Retention Scheme rules ‘furlough rules’ that will be applied from 1 July 2021.  Furlough scheme  In March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak introduced the Furlough Scheme, a subsidy aimed at helping companies forced to lay off employees because of COVID-19. In September 2020, the UK Government replaced the initial scheme with another scheme the Job Retention Scheme. This scheme […]

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Working abroad – PAYE aspects

PAYE when you go abroad The purpose of this note is to explain the UK payroll situation when an employee of a UK company goes to work abroad. It is a question that we have recently been asked because Covid has forced lots of employees to stay abroad for longer than they had initially anticipated. […]

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Extension of the UK Job Retention Scheme and introduction of the Local Restrictions Support Grant

Job Retention Scheme extended and Local Restrictions Support Grant announced Over the weekend the UK Government made two announcements that will help to support UK businesses: extension of the Job Retention Scheme; and creation of a Local Restrictions Support Grant Job Retention Scheme The Job Support Scheme that was recently announced has been suspended and […]

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Job Support Schemes (Revised)

Background to the new Job Support Schemes As you probably remember, the initial wage subsidy offered by the Government to employees was called the Furlough Scheme. This scheme comes to an end at the end of October and claims for October need to be submitted to HMRC no later than 30/11/20. On 24 September the […]

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