P11D – Remember to report before the July deadline!

With the 6 July deadline nearing, it is essential to understand the updated reporting requirements for Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) on benefits in kind (BIKs). Employers offering benefits, such as private healthcare, living accommodation, travel expenses, and company cars must report additional NICs through the payroll process or on a P11D form. Significant…

Redundancy regulations are changing – What it means for your payroll and policies

From 6 April 2024, UK redundancy rules will change, particularly surrounding pregnant employees and those on family-related leave. The new legislation extends the ‘protected period’ for redundancy to 18 months after the birth or adoption placement, requiring employers to prioritise these employees for suitable alternative employment in case of redundancies. The financial impact on your…

Are barriers to investment harming your productivity?

A survey by the Bank of England (BoE) and the Department of Business and Trade has identified a potentially significant challenge facing SMEs on their journey towards growth. The survey’s findings indicate that investment is crucial to sustaining growth for SMEs, but that many businesses faced barriers to accessing finance to make sufficient investment in…

Five steps to growing your business, safely

There is an inherent degree of risk in any business growth strategy – but keeping this risk to a minimum can help you grow your business without sacrificing your hard work. Growing your business hinges on your ability to take calculated risks, whether that be by investing in innovation or by taking on a new…