Workplace Pension Changes
Effective from April 2019

Workplace Pension increase What are the increases? Effective the 6th of April. All employers with staff in a pension scheme for automatic enrolment must take action to make sure at least the minimum amounts are being paid into their pension scheme. This applies to you whether you set up a pension scheme for automatic enrolment[…]

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates
Effective from April 2019

Current rates These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April. April 2018 25 & Over: £7.83 21 – 24: £7.38 18-20: £5.90 Under 18: £4.20 Apprentice: £3.70   April 2019 Effective from the 1st of April 25 & Over: £8.21 21 – 24: £7.70 18-20: £6.15 Under 18: £4.35 Apprentice: £3.90 Apprentices Apprentices are entitled[…]

Automatic Enrolment Began in October 2012

From October 2012, all employers were required by law to automatically enrol certain workers into a pension scheme. Our chosen pension scheme is The People`s Pension who is one of the largest master trust workplace pensions in the UK. They have won a range of awards for auto-enrolment, product knowledge and customer service. Under current[…]

Pension Provider Switch Notification

We’re moving to The People’s Pension As you might already know, we’re changing your workplace pension scheme shortly. That means you’ll be a member of The People’s Pension instead of Now Pension. You don’t need to do anything. The money you’re paying in to your pension will still come out of your wages. Although, you[…]

GDPR 2018

Apex is currently in the process of auditing and updating all its policies, procedures, documentation and systems in advance of the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force on 25th May this year.  Until then, Apex will continue to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Employee P60s 2018

Employee P60s 2018 Please note that P60s will be sent before the deadline of 31st of May for all employees. For more information visit the HMRC website: Bookmark the permalink. Edit

HGV Lorry Drivers guide to expenses Overnight Allowances See above link which is from the RHA and explains the allowances for overnight allowance for Lorry drivers. Generally reasonably generous for overnight drivers but unless you use the benchmark scale rate payments you need to get an approval notice from HMRC. Overseas drivers have a different set of rules. If[…]

Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy will be a levy on UK employers to fund new apprenticeships. In England, control of apprenticeship funding will be put in the hands of employers through the Digital Apprenticeship Service. The levy will be charged at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s paybill. Each employer will receive an allowance of £15,000[…]