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12th July 2018

Automatically Enrolling Temporary or Seasonal Staff

Filed Under: Tax, Uncategorized

As you may be aware every employer must now put certain members of staff into a workplace pension scheme, including short-term, seasonal, temporary or other staff who are not on regular hours or income. This is known as Automatic Enrolment, which applies to any members of staff aged 22 to state pension age and earn over £192 a week, or £833 a month.

If you employee seasonal or temporary staff, this makes your assessment of who to enrol into a workplace pension scheme more complex, increasing administration time and effort. You will need to consider and assess staffs varying earnings and hours each time you run the payroll.

Staff may not initially meet the criteria to be automatically enrolled, but flexible earnings may push them into the threshold making them an Eligible Jobholder for Automatic Enrolment.

You could consider using postponement for up to 3 months to delay working out who to put into the pension scheme. During this period, you would not be required to put qualifying members of staff into the pension scheme, unless they expressly ask to be put in. At the end of the postponement period, staff who are still working for you and who meet the age and earnings threshold must be enrolled.

If you have any queries regarding Automatic Enrolment or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our Payroll Manager. The THL payroll team can manage and meet the requirements of Auto Enrolment for your company, by assisting with the burden of ongoing day to day administration.

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22nd June 2018

BEWARE – HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Email!!!

Filed Under: Tax, Business News

A phishing email is circulating stating it from HM Revenue & Customs and advising of an ‘Unsuccessful Submission’. Should you receive an email of this nature, please be aware as it may be a scam containing a virus! There are three points to review that will help identify if it is a phishing email:

  • HM Revenue & Customs will not provide a link on receipts of online submissions. The phishing email provides a link asking you to ‘View Submission’.
  • Check the PAYE reference. Does the reference match your PAYE records? We believe the phishing email uses a generic reference.
  • Check the senders email address. HM Revenue & Customs official email address for receipts of online submissions is noreply@confirmation.tax.service.gov.uk.

Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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14th June 2018

Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean Sea!!

Filed Under: THL News, Events

In September Paul will be cycling across the Pyrenees from the Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean Sea.  This unique and gruelling cycling event is known as ‘The Raid’ and Paul will take on a journey which includes over eleven of the most famous Cols in the Pyrenees, which he hopes to complete in less than 100 hours!

Look out for more on this epic feat and on Paul’s training for it in the weeks to come.  Details of how to sponsor Paul will also follow.  

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