Employer Bulletin: February 2020

Released 11 February 2020

HMRC have published their Employer Bulletin: February 2020, a bi-monthly magazine for employers and agents giving up-to-date information on payroll topics.

This edition contains updates on:

review of off-payroll working rules from April 2020;

NIC thresholds and Statutory Payments rates 2020–2021;

electronic payment deadline falls on a weekend;

student and postgraduate loans;

Get ready for the rise in the National Minimum and National Living Wage rates on 1 April 2020;

end of year reporting 2020;

parental bereavement leave and pay;

preparing for changes to Employment Allowance;

P9 Notice of Coding;

Basic PAYE Tools – new release;

a reminder on benefits in kind with cash allowances, flexible benefit packages and salary sacrifice;

reporting expenses and benefits;

small business survey – tell ABAB;

short-term business visitors;

trivial benefits;

ultra low emission vehicles and diesel supplement company car tax exemption changes;

changes to the income tax and NICs treatment of emergency vehicles – end of transitional arrangements from 6 April 2020;

issues regarding payroll identification of secondees to the UK in error;

disguised remuneration;

Business Tax Account – 2013–2014 data to be removed;

register as an employer;

a reminder for employees to update their Personal Tax Account;

sporting testimonials & termination payments Budget measure;

update on termination payments: EIM12965 guidance update;

news from The Pensions Regulator;

How does the ageing workforce affect you?;

upcoming changes to employment law;

Booklet 480 online; and

a new digital tool from The Department for International Trade.

View the Bulletin.

A Welsh version of the Bulletin is available here.

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