Scottish Budget 2022

Finance Secretary Kate Forbes delivered the 2022/23 Scottish Budget on 9 December 2021, setting out the Scottish Government’s financial and tax plans. The Budget outlined the government’s spending plans, income tax and Land and Buildings Transaction Tax. Announced in the Budget was almost £2 billion of low-carbon capital investment in infrastructure. This includes the first… Read more…

Welsh government delivers Budget

On 20 December 2021, the Welsh government outlined a Budget to ‘build a stronger, fairer and greener Wales‘. The Welsh government unveiled a £116 million package of funding to aid with the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be combined with existing permanent relief schemes that see over 85,000 properties continue to receive support.… Read more…

FCA to introduce new consumer duty

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to introduce a new consumer duty to better protect users of financial services. The new rules will help tackle harmful practices such as providers of financial services presenting information in a way that exploits consumers’ behavioural biases; selling products or services that are not fit for purpose; or… Read more…

HMRC latest guidance for employers

HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin. This guidance for employers, and their agents, includes articles on: reporting PAYE information in real time when payments are made early at Christmas preventing and correcting payroll errors Health and Social Care – National Insurance contribution increase UK-Swiss Convention on Social Security Coordination COVID-19 –… Read more…

Does my business need a staff handbook?

Each company has their own rules, regulations and values, both contractual and non-contractual. Whilst an employee may learn the basics when signing their contract or going through induction, it can be difficult to fully understand the overall office culture. This is where a staff handbook can be invaluable. A staff handbook is a single reference… Read more…