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Diana Bruce

The summer of 2015 will not be remembered for its sunshine but it will certainly be remembered by the CIPP as one of the busiest for government consultation publications, says Diana Bruce.


The government are continuing their commitment to making sure employees in the UK receive a fair pay deal, and the national minimum wage (NMW) sets a level below which pay cannot fall.


Support for education and student finance is high on the government’s agenda and as such there are continual changes undergoing review or consultation:


It is probably common knowledge by now that, come April 2016, the regulations that implement the Scottish rate of income tax (SRIT) will come into force, says Diana Bruce of the CIPP. 


It was announced in the 2013 Autumn Statement that from April 2015 there would be no employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs


As part of the government’s policy ‘Creating a simpler, fairer tax system’, the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) started a project in April 2013 looking at employee benefits and expenses, ex

Apprenticeships are an increasingly important part of the government’s long term plan for improved workforce development and enhanced productivity in the UK, expla

Following the abolition of the percentage threshold scheme, the CIPP’s Diana Bruce looks at some of the transitional arrangements.


The Chancellor announced the creation of an NICs Employment Allowance in the 2013 Budget.


In recent years you may have struggled to communicate with HMRC on behalf of your clients, via the myriad of helplines and online services which, were not exactly designed with an agent relatio