Issue 47, December, 2010
What to expect in 2011?
Employment Legislation Reminders
Throughout 2010 we have seen an abundance of changes in
Employment Legislation. To keep you on the right track, here
are a few reminders of what to expect in 2011 and where you
can find further information if you need to.
National Minimum Wage (NMW)
Changes to travel and subsistence schemes
Announced in July, from the 1st January 2011
the NMW legislation will be amended to make clear that
employers that operate travel and subsistence schemes
will not be able to take the expenses paid
to workers under the scheme into account when calculating
whether NMW has been paid.
This means employers will need to ensure that they pay their
workers in addition to any payments workers are entitled to
under the travel and subsistence scheme.
Announced by the Coalition Government in the July budget,
VAT is to increase from 17.5% to 20% from the 4th January
Click here for an HM Revenue & Customers Guide to prepare.
New Guidance from the UK Border Agency
The UK Border Agency (UKBA), have published new guidance
for employers on preventing illegal working. The helpful
guidance includes updated images of acceptable documents, and
guides you through the employment of students, asylum seekers and
Click here to download your new guide from the UKBA website.
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