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BENEFITS IN KIND MARCH 2016

There are some changes to how benefits in kind can be processed for HMRC which may be of interest to some employers of domestic and household staff. To do so for the 2016-2017 tax year, you will have to register before April 6th. From an operational standpoint, HMRC basic payroll software package will however not …
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New rights for agency workers

New and far reaching rights for agency workers are now in force in the UK. The new Agency Workers Regulations 2010 which came into operation on 1 October 2011 are the first trans-national legal measure to ensure agency workers are treated equally across countries and in relation to full-time employees.  It has wide implications for …
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Tax breaks for working parents

Tax breaks for many well-off working mothers who employ a range of domestic help could be in the offing under ideas being considered by Prime Minister David Cameron. The controversial concept came from a recent summit meeting in Stockholm and has already been introduced in Sweden. The Swedish scheme effectively cuts the cost of employing …
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A cautionary tale

What you see is not always what you get! The importance of verifying employment candidate references  for any employment vacancies, let alone for the privileged position of domestic staff working in your homes, nannies, housekeepers, carers etc., was demonstrated recently when our checks revealed some blatant forgeries! We recently interviewed two candidates for a housekeeper …
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