Client Newsletter - Payroll Services - March 2020

Additional Payroll Requests

Please note that from 1 April 2020 there will be an additional charge for any remedial payroll processing that does not form part of regular payroll processing. This will include rerunning payroll due to incomplete information, duplicate P60 requests and payslips.

There will be a minimum charge of £15.00 + VAT.  However, we will be happy to provide a quote for extensive additional work when required.

In the absence of an Autumn Budget last year the standard Personal Allowance will remain at £12,500.

All new starters will need to fill in a Starter Checklist regardless of whether a P45 has been supplied.  This will enable us to determine correct tax code and Student Loan plan if applicable.

National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate increases from 1st April 2020

 

Age Group

April 2019

April 2020

 

Increase

 

National Minimum Wage (25+)

£8.21 p.h.

£8.72 p.h.

51p/6.2%

NMW (21-24)

£7.70 p.h.

£8.20 p.h.

50p/6.5%

NMW (18-20)

£6.15 p.h.

£6.45 p.h.

30p/4.9%

NMW (16-17)

£4.35 p.h.

£4.55 p.h.

20p/4.6%

Apprentice NMW

£3.90 p.h.

£4.15 p.h.

25p/6.4%

 Effective from the first pay period that starts on or after 1st April 2020

Auto Enrolment Pensions

There is no change to Pension Contributions this year, so they remain at Employee 5% contribution and Employer 3% contribution.

Re-enrolment is still compliant every three years and penalties will apply if Re-declaration of Compliance is not submitted within five calendar months of the third anniversary of your staging date.

 

Employment Allowance

From 6 April 2020 Employment Allowance is changing as a claim can only be made if your Class 1 National Insurance bill was below £100,000 in the previous tax year.

Employment Allowance remains at £3,000 claim for 2020/21 unless “de minimis state aid” applies. For more clarification on this there is a State Aid Manual available online.

 

Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay

From 6 April 2020 there is a new right to time off for parents who lose a child under the age of 18 who will be, subject to eligibility, are entitled to one or two weeks paid leave.

 

Holiday Pay and Entitlement

Employees and Workers continue to be entitled to holiday pay from first day of employment.

In “The Good Work Plan” (GWP) the government made a commitment to improving the holiday pay arrangements for seasonal workers.  From April 2020 the reference period for determining an average week’s pay will increase from 12 weeks to 52 weeks, or if the worker has been employed for less than 52 weeks, the number of complete weeks for which the worker has been engaged.

If you need any clarification of any of the above, then please contact us and talk to a member of our payroll team who will be happy to help.

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Manager - Payroll Services