Resource Centre

Jamie Skelding

National Insurance

National insurance contributions (NICs) are essentially a tax on earned income. The NICs regime divides income into different classes: Class 1 contributions are payable on earnings from employment, while the profits of the self-employed are liable to Class 2 and 4 contributions.

Payroll Real Time Information

We set out below details of how payroll information has to be submitted to HMRC under Real Time Information (RTI).

Occupational Pension Schemes Trustees Responsibilities

Many employers offer their staff an opportunity to save for their retirement through an occupational (or company) pension scheme.

Statutory Pay

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) and Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) are important regulations to understand as they enforce minimum legal requirements on employers. Each operates in a different way.

Incorporation

The issue of whether to run your business as a company or a sole trader or partnership is an important decision. In this factsheet, we summarise the relevant tax changes which apply and show the potential tax savings currently available from operating as a company.

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