Member Since: 20th Feb 2007
Self employed IT Consultant
1st Nov 2019
If this version has similar functionality to the one that used to come as part of some releases of MS Office it is a very useful tool for charting the workflow and stage dependencies of a medium sized project. I used it when developing my own software. When there are perhaps 50 stages to a project some of which can run concurrently while others depend on the completion of earlier stages it can get difficult to manually work out how long the whole project will take and difficult to assess progress against the plan in real time.
1st Aug 2019
Neither the previous employer nor the payroll provider have done anything wrong. They are legally obliged to operate whatever tax code HMRC gives them. They could be fined if they did anything else. It isn't their duty to divine the personal circumstances of employees and work out how much tax they should pay. End of story.
What I find bizarre is that someone who refers to themselves as if they are an accountancy practice doesn't already know this.
26th Jul 2019
On a related note, the thing that really burns me up is people who park about 10ft from the front or rear end of a multi-car marked parking area. What can they be thinking? (Don't answer)
You see it all the time and it is utterly selfish reduction in the effective length of the space and the number of cars it can hold, to no benefit for the person being selfish.
13th Jul 2019
If your client is a normal UK business/organisation I would expect that this employee should be treated exactly like any other as far as PAYE/NI/auto enrolment is concerned. I imagine that the employee may well opt out of auto-enrolment, as a UK pension from a single year's minimum contributions made to it is unlikely to be of interest to them.
5th Jul 2019
Depends how you do it when processing. I think most people would show one off bonuses as a separate line but there's no obligation to do so
On a P60?
9th Nov 2018
Did they let you carry on doing this work *after* they'd received the first invoice. It strikes me that the very latest time they should be querying this is straight away, the first time they receive one of these invoices for extra work. Waiting for months and only then querying the charges is a nonsense.
It is easy for a new accountant to claim that they wouldn't have charged for the extra work. It is a cost-free claim for them to make, that they can make without evidence.
21st Oct 2018
As others have pointed out this would only become an issue if there were some doubt that the employee is truly pregnant. From memory (this may be flawed) the tick box in software that MATB1 has been seen only generates a warning (ie not an error) if it hasn't been ticked and the employee is otherwise entitled.
13th Oct 2018
If all the employees earned less than the NI threshold in each week/month that they were paid, and none of them have another job, then there is no requirement to start a PAYE scheme or report their wages to HMRC.
If any of them had another job, or if even once someone got more than the NI threshold in a period, then a PAYE scheme must be started, and all payments to all employees from that point on should be reported to HMRC under RTI.
3rd Oct 2018
Who'd've thought it - just looked and Xero have a bi-weekly payrun. (their instances on Xero seems to have actually worked out ... for something).
Are you sure that "bi-weekly" in this instance isn't just another way of describing "fortnightly"? I've seen that done before, and it doesn't really solve the OP's problem.
3rd Oct 2018
So are we saying that I can treat the mid-month payments as subs, every month, and only submit 1 RTI per month?
No - I'm saying you can only do it if you can find some RTI software that can cope with twice a month pay periods.
Payrite can do something similar, which is to do the first run as a main payroll run, file RTI, then recalculate a "supplementary run" in the same month, and refile RTI with the new totals and a second net pay figure. It is incredibly functional payroll software for people with complex requirements such as this... Be sure to be sitting down when querying price.