Welcome to the online hub page of our Employers’ Club, the place to go for all things relating to human capital.
As part of the Club, each quarter we will highlight details of the latest changes and updates from HMRC and upcoming deadlines for various employer or employee-related tasks, as well as interesting articles covering some of the more abstract parts of the UK tax system. Plus, we will be taking you through some of the basics as a refresher. We hope you enjoy the latest edition. You can see previous editions below.
As well as the regular bulletins, we will also be holding in-person events to provide the opportunity to network and to share common experiences. Our next event is taking place in February 2023 and we would be delighted to see you there. Look out for the invitation in the coming weeks.
Edition 4 - October 2022
In this quarter, we bring you details of the latest changes and updates from HMRC and upcoming deadlines for various employer or employee-related tasks.
The employment tax cycle – Part 1: hiring employees for the first time
There is much to think about when you start adding to your team. We look at the key obligations you will face, from budgeting and payroll to pensions and HMRC requirements.
Making Tax Digital (MTD): the next stage
From the start of the 2024/25 tax year, MTD will extend to those with gross business income or property income above £10,000. Find out what this could mean for you and how to be prepared.
Employers Club: Brenda Hu
Brenda Hu, Manager in our Human Capital team, gives us an insight into her daily role and shares her personal views on the future of global mobility.
Case study: Furlough overpayments
HMRC has won a case over £20,000 of furlough overpayments. We explain why this could be a cause for concern for some employers.
Edition 3 - June 2022
In this edition, we look into the changes to the Advisory Fuel Rates applied to employees using a company car, the withdrawal of non-digital P11D submission tool, and the key dates/deadlines for July-September 2022.
You can also read the top takeaways from our first live event, as we explore hybrid working, recent changes to the UK immigration system and employment law.
And, in our latest Q&A, Senior Manager Dan Kelly, gives us an insight on employment tax and human capital.
Does your newly introduced “Hybrid Working” policy need to be updated already?
The era of “Hybrid Working” is still a new concept for many businesses that are refining a policy that works for the company as well as their employees.
Withdrawal of non-digital P11D submission tool
HMRC has confirmed that it has decommissioned the non-digital end of year expenses and benefits service for small businesses, withdrawing the interactive PDF form.
Key dates/deadlines for Q3 July-September 2022
Deadlines, forthcoming events and other useful information.
A year like no other in the world of NICs
2022/23 is set to be a year like no other in the usually predictable, some may even say mundane, world of National Insurance Contributions (NICs).
Change to the Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 June 2022
An outline of the changes to the Advisory Fuel Rates applied to employees using a company car for business or private travel.
Edition 2 - February 2022
This quarter, as thoughts turn to reporting deadlines for employers, Dan Kelly, a Senior Manager in our Employment Tax team, looks at whether there is an easier way to report benefits, other than by way of a P11D.
National Insurance is high on everyone’s agenda at the moment and Brenda Hu, a manager in our Global Mobility team, provides a number of updates in our News section, including one on the social security agreement position between the UK and France that will affect internationally mobile employees. We also have a brief overview on Freeports and the National Insurance break that they provide.
In our latest Q&A, we get to know team member Harry Wells, who joined PKF as a graduate two years ago having previously spent a year with us as an intern.
Difficulties with A1 social security certificates from France
HMRC has commented on a current issue relating to UK/France secondments.
Employee benefit reporting – is there an easier way?
There is an alternative to the dreaded annual form P11D. Find out the pros and cons of reporting benefits via payroll instead.
Increase in NIC rates to go ahead from April 2022
The UK government has confirmed the introduction of the 1.25% increase in National Insurance Contributions.
Key dates/deadlines for Q2 April-June 2022
Deadlines, forthcoming events and other useful information.
Working from home allowance threatened
Working from home expenses under review by HMRC and may be withdrawn.
Freeports Employer National Insurance Contributions relief
You may have heard about the creation of Freeports by the government. Where are they and what is their purpose?
New National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates
From 1 April 2022 the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates are increasing.
Edition 1 - December 2021
Welcome to the inaugural edition of our Employers’ Club round-up.
Employers’ Club: Meet the team
Meet our Employers' Club specialists, comprising experts from our various human capital teams. Each quarter, a different member of the team will provide some insight into their daily roles, what they love about their job and how they came to global mobility/employment tax. Louise Fryer kicks off.
Christmas – a time for giving?
It's almost time for the office Christmas do and so it is worth being well versed in the tax implications of the choices you make.
Cross-border remote working: beware the pitfalls
Since the pandemic, many more employees are working remotely. But are you aware of the legal and financial risks if they are in other countries?
Why business travellers must be tracked
Post-pandemic, the workforce is likely to return to higher levels of travel. Many employers overlook the importance of travel monitoring. We explain why it matters.