Category: Compliance

Some useful links for you...

Covid-19 update 6. Thursday 26th March 2020. Useful links

We are doing what we can to forward information as it comes to hand. Click on the links below to access each website or to download each guide / article. Coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS) Company accounts 3 month extension from Companies House Government advice for employers, employees and the self-employed Government guide for […]

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Covid-19 update 5. Thursday 26th March 2020

For today; Auto Enrolment pensions.  With the global impact of coronavirus dominating daily news, some of you and your workers may also be asking what this means for pension savings. We recognise this is a difficult time and we’ll be updating this page regularly. Presently, employers’ duties remain unchanged, so please where possible continue to […]

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Covid-19 update 4 (for Charities). Tuesday 24th March 2020

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has advised the following; AGM’s – OSCR advises; “It may be that by postponing your AGM, you are not fulfilling what it says in your governing document. However, we would be understanding and proportionate about that. We would still ask you to send as much as you […]

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Covid-19 update 3. Friday 20th March 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has just held a press conference today, 20th March 2020 at 5:00pm. Here are the details he had just announced. Employees Wage support 80% of an employee’s wage up to £2,500 will be paid if the employee was retained (was going to be made redundant) this will be backdated to […]

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Good Governance check up

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation and has excellent free resources to help you with regard to good governance of your Charity. You can also use this informtion for CASC’s (Community Amateur Sports Clubs). They have released some excellent “check ups” in plain language to help you. Here […]

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Churches and trading

What activities do you church trustees consider a trade? What income types of trading are thereexemptions available? There are two key issues to be addressed; 1. whether the activity is an activity of the church or 2. some other organisation however informally established. A good rule of thumb is that if the activity is under […]

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Data protection for payroll (GDPR)

GDPR or data protection laws starting 25th May 2018 for payroll will change communication between employers and employees. This will apply to all businesses – no matter how big or small as follows; You can’t do this anymore; – Send/receive emails to/from staff about matters to do with them personally – Staff to email you […]

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Are you ready for the increase in pension rates ?

From the 6th April 2018, auto enrolment pension rates are going to increase. It’s important that you’re ready for these contribution increases so that the correct amounts are deducted from your payroll at the right time if you are employer. If you are an employee, you will be paying higher contributions so you need to […]

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New Scottish tax & marriage allowance.

By 67 votes to 50, Holyrood (Scottish Parliament) has a new income tax regime. It is more complicated than the rest of the UK in that it has four extra rates and three new thresholds. (SRIT = “Scottish Rate of Income Tax”) On closer examination, there is one of the minor unintended consequences. Marriage Allowance. […]

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HMRC vs BBC in IR35 case…ouch ! (this is about contractors with companies)

HMRC has defeated Christa Ackroyd, a BBC presenter in the first IR35 ruling since 2011. The tribunal ruled the TV personality’s contract was caught by IR35 and landed her company with a £420,000 bill! This judgment is the first of a number of IR35 appeals involving television presenters who operated through personal service companies, following […]

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