Employer Bulletin: April 2021

Released 14 April 2021

HMRC have published their Employer Bulletin: April 2021 edition, a bi-monthly magazine for employers and agents giving up-to-date information on payroll topics.

This edition contains updates on:

Covid-19 updates and information:

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

VAT deferral new payment scheme

New one-off payment of £500 to support working households receiving tax credits

Extension of filing dates for internationally mobile workers

Change to amending PAYE PSA agreements for coronavirus items

UK Transition:

SME Brexit Support Fund opens

Consultation calls and responses:

Tax Policies and Consultations (Spring 2021)


Payroll from April 2021

Paying Employers PAYE

When payment deadlines fall on a weekend

National Minimum wage

Student and postgraduate loans

Reporting expenses and benefits


Using category M

National Insurance holiday for employers of veterans

Tax updates and changes to Guidance:

Construction Industry Scheme changes

Off-payroll changes

VAT reverse charge on construction and building services

Extension of first-year allowances

Zero rating of van benefit charge

Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA) – end of transitional provisions

Employer-provided living accommodation – removal of concession for ‘Representative Occupiers’

Employers providing medical benefits

Information for your employees:

Childcare Vouchers

Help your employees understand their Child Benefits entitlements

Tax Credits renewals

Updates and information:

Senior Leaders talk about HMRC Charter

Get help from HMRC if you need extra support

National Cyber Security Centre’s newsletter

Official Rate of Interest

HTML Employer Bulletin’s format


View Employer Bulletin: April 2021.

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