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Date Posted: 18/03/2015

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Great news in this years budget for workers 2015

Great news the tax thresholds for all to be raised to £11000.00 pa over the next two years. The incentive to work has never been bigger! Overall this is the most welcome initiative we see in the employment sector. This will mean in real terms people will see real money in their pocket on payday.

1.250 - Autumn Statement 2014 announced that the government would review the growing use of overarching contracts of employment that allow some temporary workers and their employers to benefit from tax relief for home-to-work travel expenses, relief not generally available to other workers. This is unfair. As a result of the review, the government will change the rules to restrict travel and subsistence relief for workers engaged through an employment intermediary, such as an umbrella company or a personal service company, and under the supervision, direction and control of the end-user. This will take effect from April 2016 following a consultation on the detail of the changes. It will level the playing field between employment businesses that seek to lower their costs by using these arrangements and those that do not. Hopefully we can see a return to a level playing field, in which all recruiters compete for business using the same payroll arrangements. A link to the budget report is below.

From 6 April 2015, intermediaries must return details of all workers they place with clients where they don’t operate Pay As You Earn (PAYE) on the workers’ payments. The return will be a report (or reports) that must be sent to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) once every 3 months.

If you only introduce workers to clients or supply workers to other intermediaries, and you aren’t involved in any arrangements that follow, you don’t need to send HMRC reports. "Not an issue for MAS Recruitment we operate PAYE and always have"