IReeN Bulletin 15-05-17

IReeN News Bulletin 15-05-17

Well it's been a while since the last IReeN Bulletin, but hopefully you have all been busy, and year-end should be a distant memory.

For those of you that attended the National Meetings, all of the presentations can be found on our website
Conference Slides 2017

Update on free of tax arrangements from SDSTeam

Dear Developer,
We have published an updated version of the ‘Specification for PAYE Tax Table Routines for Free of Tax (FOT) arrangements version 4.0’ which you can access from this page
This latest specification now incorporates ‘payrolled benefits in kind’ and the appendix has been updated to include the Scottish rates/bandwidths for 17/18.
Jimmy France | HMRC CDIO Digital | Software Developers Support Team

Update from HMRC on Apprentices 

The government is now making a number of changes to apprenticeships in England, including how they are funded. Since 6 April 2017 employers operating in the UK, with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million (and some connected companies and charities with pay bills less than this amount) have started paying the apprenticeship levy. 

If you are a levy-paying employer you can access funds raised by the levy. If you are a non-levy paying employer, 90% of your apprenticeship training and assessment costs in England will be paid for by the government.

Further information

•    Think about how you could use apprenticeships in your organisation
•    There is an updated guide for employers on how you will pay the levy
•    If you are a levy paying employer, you can register for the apprenticeship service to manage your apprenticeship programme.
Sign up for more information - register for web alerts on GOV.UK to receive a notification when we publish new information on apprenticeships.

Alison Walsh, HMRC

Article from Kate Upcraft, Accounting Web
Key points from HMRC’s latest employer’s bulletin

The Pension Regulator latest newsletter
Read it here

Charles Counsell stepping down as TPR CEO

Article from Craig Hughes, People Management
Should companies have a two tier approach to salary sacrifice?

Article from Marianne Calnan – People Management
HMRC staff find IR35 rules too complicated to understand

The Electronic Exchange with Government user Network. View our IReeN LinkedIn group?

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