Read the May 2019 NLP Newsletters

The latest NLP newsletters have been published this week. You can download the NLP Personal Tax Newsletter here and the NLP Business Newsletter here. To receive to our newsletters and get them directly into your inbox please subscribe here.

Business and Tax Round-up

Chancellor brings forward apprenticeships reforms in Spring Statement Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the 2019 Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March and brought forward the £700 million reforms for business apprenticeships previously announced in the 2018 Autumn Budget. Mr Hammond also announced that the halving of the Apprenticeship Levy co-investment rate from 10% to 5% takes … Read more Business and Tax Round-up

Reviewing the changes to pensions auto-enrolment

From 6 April 2019, minimum employer and total contributions into pension schemes rose. Here, we review these changes and analyse the pensions auto-enrolment scheme in greater detail. Auto-enrolment: an overview Under the pensions auto-enrolment scheme, employers must automatically enrol eligible workers into a qualifying pension scheme. Employers’ duties include assessing the types of workers in … Read more Reviewing the changes to pensions auto-enrolment

Making an application to work flexibly

All employees have the legal right to request to work flexibly. This can range from requesting to work from home to asking to work flexible hours. Here, we outline areas that both employers and employees should consider when applying to work flexibly. Please note that the rules regarding flexible working differ in Northern Ireland. Submitting … Read more Making an application to work flexibly