Member Since: 27th Oct 2004
3rd Jul 2019
My understanding is that you have to apply any tax code sent to the employer by HMR&C even if it is bonkers. To be fair to them I have had occasions where I was about to run a payroll and at the last minute the employee managed to persuade them that the code was incorrect. Rather than writing to me with a new code - which I would have received too late - they faxed a letter which I could use. It is up to the employee to chase it up, though.
I have had the same experience when transfering someone from weekly to monthly pay and have supposed that they reckon there is more than one employment if they don't process the leaver information before receiving the joiner information.
28th Jul 2014
Muddying the water
Would it make a difference if the usual journey between home and work is done by bike? No doubt the company would have a policy or some fast-thinking Director would have to think one up on the spot.
6th Feb 2014
Keep it simple
Would it be easier to raise yourself an invoice for the goods? Then that system will take care of everything. I don't know much about Sage so can't suggest what your system has done.
20th Jun 2012
Find a solicitor
and sue them. My business does this and the (ex) customer generally picks up the tab. Unless they go bust first.
Failing that you could give them back their records but leave notes in for the new accountants to find about how good they are at paying...