Reminder, and advice, for small charities on pension auto-enrolment

Charity Finance Group have written a “refresh” blog on pension auto-enrolment for small and micro charities which are coming up to their staging dates.

“All charities that have at least one paid worker will have automatic enrolment duties. Charities need to assess their staff, put those who meet certain criteria into a pension scheme (and make contributions to it), tell them what you’ve done, and complete a declaration of compliance.”

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NJC pay rates for 2016 and 2017

NICVA, the sector body in Northern Ireland, reports that the local government NJC pay rates, from 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2017, have been agreed. These pay scales are widely used by voluntary groups as a basis for their own rates (across the UK although not necessarily Scotland).

The NICVA article has more details, useful links and also the new scale points.

Update: Sandy Adirondack’s Legal Update also outlines the pay settlement and has an alternative link for the full pay scales. » Continue reading news item ... “NJC pay rates for 2016 and 2017”

Payroll update for April 2016

Sandy Adirondack’s Legal Update catches up with the tax, NI and other payroll changes which came in from April. This includes:

Scottish rate of income tax, in effect from 6 April, for individuals whose sole or main residence is in Scotland.

Tax and national insurance on expenses and benefits in kind see significant changes: abolition of the £8,500 threshold, a new statutory exemption for trivial benefits, exemption for qualifying expenses and benefits, and payrolling of expenses and benefits in kind. » Continue reading news item ... “Payroll update for April 2016”

Small charities financial resource, large charities payroll levy

Small charities finance

The Small Charities Finance Bulletin for April 2016 from Charity Finance Group covers a number of topics, including

  • Financial Sustainability issues and resources on Financial Sustainability.
  • Cash flows – why bother?, a forecasting template and case study on its use.
  • Top tips for developing your leadership skills.
  • Plus a few other resources, training update etc.

Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy will apply to employers with a pay bill of £3m and over from April 2017, so few VoluntaryNews readers will need to worry about it. » Continue reading news item ... “Small charities financial resource, large charities payroll levy”

Minimum wage changes and calculations

A reminder that the government’s National Living Wage came into force from 1st April 2016, for all working people aged 25 and over, initially set at £7.20 per hour. The existing National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 continues to apply.

New rates for the NMW will, as usual, take effect from October. The rate for 21-24 age bracket goes to £6.95 per hour, 18 to 20 age to £5.55 an hour (up from £5.30) and for 16-17 year olds £4 an hour, up from £3.87. » Continue reading news item ... “Minimum wage changes and calculations”

Minimum pay rates from April 2016

The regulations for the National Living Wage coming in from 1st April 2016 have now been made.

The new minimum pay from 1st April 2016 will be:

  • age 25 plus – £7.20 per hour (the National Living Wage)
  • 21 to 25, £6.70ph
  • 18 to 21 years, £5.30ph
  • under 18 £3.87ph
  • apprentices £3.30ph

Even our immediate source, Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Bulletin, points out that this “is nothing more than a tweak to the minimum wage regulations”. » Continue reading news item ... “Minimum pay rates from April 2016”