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.

Government to take direct action to recover tax and tax credit debts.

7th May 2014

The government is consulting on proposals to recover tax and tax credit debts from businesses and individuals that are able but are actively refusing to pay what they owe. Announced at Budget 2014, Direct Recovery of Debts (DRD) will provide HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) with the ability to recover cash directly from the bank... View Article

PAYE income details used to calculate tax credits claims

7th May 2014

HMRC has published information on what to do if an employee contacts you because they think the income figure on their tax credit Renewal Notice is wrong. From 6 April 2014, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will use PAYE income information reported in real time to calculate tax credits claims awards. Tax credits claimants’ Renewals Notices... View Article

1.4 million employers use zero-hour contracts

30th April 2014

Workers are not “aware” of what contracts they are on as 1.4m companies are assumed by the Office for National Statistics to use zero-hour contracts. The figure dwarfs previous ONS estimates, which suggested only 583,000 workers were on the controversial employment contracts. Published today, the snapshot survey taken by the ONS over a two week... View Article

SSP reforms affect 100,000 employers

30th April 2014

The Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) offered no incentives to employers with high staff sickness levels and so will be replaced, the government has announced. As many as 100,000 companies could be affected by the government’s decision to end the Statutory Sickness Pay (SSP) reimbursement scheme with the Health and Work Service. Employers paying more than... View Article