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December 2017

Are you ready to increase contributions?

TPR are reminding employers that they need to be ready to deal with the increased auto enrolment pension contributions which apply from April 2018. Employers and their employees need to be aware of how the changes will affect them, including checking that the employer’s payroll software is compatible.

Relaxed dress code trial for Prime

Prime have decided to implement a relaxed dress code trial period that will occur on Friday's for the next three months, starting in December.

Delay to roll out of Tax free childcare

The government have announced a delay to the roll out of tax free childcare which was expected to be fully implemented by the end of the year. From 24 November 2017 the service is available to parents whose youngest child is under 6 or who has their 6th birthday on that day. Parents can apply online through the childcare service which can be accessed via the Childcare Choices website.

Quarterly Economic Survey

The Chamber of commerce acts as a voice for the local business community and on a quarterly basis conducts a survey to provide members the opportunity feedback their views.

Autumn 2017 Budget Summary Video

On Wednesday 22nd November, Philip Hammond presented his budget statement. We have prepared a video highlighting some of the headlines and a summary document to outline the issues that are most likely to be of interest to you. The summary document is available here.

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