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UK payroll blog articles prepared by UK based accountants and legal advisers to overseas companies setting up and operating in the UK.

Car allowance vs mileage allowance for UK employees

2020-04-24T10:23:53+01:00April 24th, 2020|Setting up in the UK, UK Payroll|

Providing your employees with a company car can be a worthwhile and valuable staff benefit. However, while it’s an attractive perk for employees, you need to make sure that you are running your company car allowance scheme correctly according to HMRC rules.   Under the current rule, there is a strict differentiator between a car allowance ...

Employment Allowance increases from April 2020

2020-03-13T16:46:14+01:00March 13th, 2020|UK Payroll|

With the budget announced on Wednesday, we’ve all had time to consider how our businesses will be affected by the changes put in place. One of these will be the increase in employment allowance from April 2020. The employment allowance was introduced back in 2014 and was first introduced as relief of up to £2,000 ...

Maternity pay – what UK firms need to know 

2020-01-24T15:53:44+01:00January 27th, 2020|UK Legal, UK Payroll|

One of the more surprising aspects of employing staff in the UK is the regime governing maternity benefits. As part of the government’s desire to equalize the gender pay gap as well as making it easier for women to return to work, statutory maternity pay is a key cornerstone of UK employment law.    And, like ...

Hire power: how to get your new employee set up right 

2020-01-14T23:17:15+01:00January 14th, 2020|Setting up in the UK, UK General, UK Payroll|

Taking on your first new employee is an exciting milestone for any business. It means not just that help is on the way but also that the business is taking another step in its growth. And fresh blood means new ideas and energy.    However, it is worth pointing out that, for UK companies at least, employing ...

Auto-enrolment:  A guide to UK pensions 

2020-01-16T10:05:06+01:00January 10th, 2020|UK Legal, UK Payroll|

Although businesses in the UK have had a few years to get used to the concept of pensions auto-enrolment, some confusion remains: what is it, how does it work, what does it mean for me? And that confusion is often mirrored by employees themselves, who are sometimes left unsure as to what commitments they have ...

An overview of UK payroll costs

2018-08-14T15:56:49+01:00August 14th, 2018|UK General, UK Payroll, UK Tax|

Calculating UK payroll for your employees should not be taken lightly. The employee will suffer if the correct calculation and methodology including previous UK experience is not applied. We look at providing an overview of UK payroll costs, taken from a typical payroll summary spreadsheet we provide to our clients, and break it down – ...

Sub-contractors vs. UK payroll

2018-04-15T06:55:28+01:00March 12th, 2018|UK Legal, UK Payroll|

‘Employing’ subcontractors is often a key discussion point we deal with when helping an overseas company start up in the UK. Usually we are asked to explain from the perspective of sub contractors vs. UK payroll. The question can be biased depending whether the sub-contractor or the employer is enquiring. A UK sub-contractor can either ...

A Simple Guide to Operating a UK Payroll for overseas companies

2017-07-22T20:11:29+01:00March 30th, 2016|Setting up in the UK, UK Payroll, UK Tax|

Registering a UK payroll scheme for overseas companies To have a UK payroll scheme for overseas companies, you need to register as an employer with HM Revenue and Customs.  A payroll can be run monthly, which is usual in the UK, or weekly. As part of running a payroll scheme you are responsible for collecting ...