This is where members of the Numerus team will post blogs that share their professional expertise. We’ll also keep you up to date with industry news, focussing on what it might mean for you and your business.

Employment Allowance – Save up to £2000 NIC

4th March 2014

Employers could soon save up to £2,000 on their National Insurance contributions (NICs) through a new Government initiative. A new Employment Allowance will be available from 6 April 2014 for eligible employers, allowing them to dramatically reduce Class 1 NICs.* Can I claim? Any business or charity that pays employer Class 1 NICs on employee... View Article

National Apprenticeships Week

4th March 2014

This week is National Apprenticeships Week and according to the DWP, the average Apprenticeship completer could increase business productivity by £214 per week. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state that there has never been a better time to employ an apprentice. Apprenticeships are boosting productivity by enabling businesses to grow their skills base.... View Article

Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars from 1 March 2014

3rd March 2014

HMRC have issued details of the latest Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars. The rates can apply to all journeys made on or after 1st March 2014 until further notice. (December rates shown in brackets where there has been a change, but only one for this quarter). For one month from the date of change,... View Article

AE: auto-escalate contributions

3rd March 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb is urging employers to voluntarily auto-escalate their pension contributions in a bid to ensure workers have a comfortable retirement. Speaking at a conference in London yesterday Webb said that to ensure good pension outcomes for workers auto-enrolment contributions would need to rise higher than the 8% (3% employer, 4% employee and... View Article