P60 deadline reminder

The final deadline for issuing employees with P60s for the 2017/18 tax year is 31 May 2018. Employers must give a P60 form to all employees who were working for them on the last day of the tax year (5 April). This could be on paper or online, through payroll software....

State pension gender gap narrows in 2017

Men receive an average of £28,995.20 more than women from the state pension over a 20-year retirement, analysis shows. Consumer watchdog Which? analysed data from the Department for Work and Pensions, and found the average man gets £27.88 more a week in the state...

Benefits in kind: reporting and paying tax

Most employers are currently getting their houses in order when it comes to reporting employee benefits and expenses ahead of the 6 July 2018 deadline. At the end of the tax year, you may need to inform HMRC if any taxable benefits were handed out to staff over the...

Giving to charity: a guide for donors

Many people choose to donate to a charity they care about, whether that's by making payments throughout their lifetime or by leaving money in their will. According to the Charities Aid Foundation, 60% of people in the UK gave money to charity in 2017, donating an...

Self-employed concerned about pensions

Saving for retirement is one of the biggest concerns facing self-employed workers, according to research. A survey of 1,000 self-employed workers by Demos on behalf of the Independent Professionals and the Self Employed found that 46% were "very" or "fairly" concerned...