Tips & Gratuities Legislation back on the agenda

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on The Government has announced that a proposal to legislate on how tips, gratuities and service charges are to be distributed to workers without deduction will be put before Parliament as soon as time allows. Currently employers who control or influence how the tips are distributed have been known to … Continue reading Tips & Gratuities Legislation back on the agenda


National Virtual Meeting 20 January 2022 Presentation Slides

The IReeN committee would like to take this opportunity to thank our guest speakers; Andy Nicholls, TPR, Leonardo Kellaway, Steve Mayne and Paula Wyatt, HMRC and Sam Johnson, CIPP for their excellent presentations. Please note that the AE thresholds for 2022/23 have still not been confirmed. A PDF of the PowerPoint presentations can be downloaded … Continue reading National Virtual Meeting 20 January 2022 Presentation Slides

SSP Guidance on Shielding updated

Reward Strategy magazine recently published updated guidance on Statutory Sick Pay where an employee is shielding. The original guidance was misleading and Gov has now clarified the position. Generally shielding has been paused at a national level and employees who were previously shielding can go to work as long as the workplace is Covid secure … Continue reading SSP Guidance on Shielding updated

Er’s qualifying criteria for CJRS updated

Qualification rules for extended CJRS Originally the guidance for extended CJRS which runs from 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021 stated that an employer must: 1. Hold a UK bank account 2. Have enrolled for PAYE Online 3. Created a UK PAYE reference on or before 30 October 2020 HMRC has now updated the … Continue reading Er’s qualifying criteria for CJRS updated

October’s Employer Bulletin published

Employer BulletinDear Mrs Pullan,Our Employer Bulletin (October 2020, Issue 86) includes all of the latest COVID-19 updates to help you continue to meet your payroll obligations to HMRC, including recent government announcements of additional support for businesses and employees.We’ve included the latest update on both the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus, the new Job … Continue reading October’s Employer Bulletin published

CJRS – be ready for the end

Photo by on Date: October 2020Samantha Mann, policy and research technical lead at the CIPP and a member of the IReeN committee, discusses what action is needed as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme draws to a close. Background Even allowing for the surprise u-turn from the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Friday 9 … Continue reading CJRS – be ready for the end

IReeN Newsletter 07/10/2020

Dear Members We hope you are all keeping well and coping with the changes to CJRS. Here is the latest edition of the IReeN Newsletter which covers the following items: Making adjustments to CJRSJob Retention Bonus legislationTest & Trace PaymentsACAS redundancy guidanceDeduction from Earnings Attachments (DEA)Employer BulletinNew type of Student Loan – ScotlandNew Guidance for … Continue reading IReeN Newsletter 07/10/2020