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Payslips required...

Mary Talbot-Rosevear

PAYSLIPS REQUIRED... FREELANCERS and GIG economy are now entitled to payslips. The requirement, which extends to all workers, including casual and those on ‘zero-hour’ contracts, and not just employees, came into force on 6 April this year. There are several key details that must be included on the payslip, such as: Gross pay and salary Varied rates of pay and hours worked  The amount of any deductions and what they relate to Net wages or salary payable; and The amount and payment method The more complex question is, however, determining whether someone is an employee, worker or self-employed contractor. G...

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Passports for pets. But will their travelling days be over soon?

Mary Talbot-Rosevear

As members of the European Union (EU), UK dogs, cats and ferrets, armed with their own passports have been channel hopping for years aided by the EU initiative known as ‘Passports for Pets’. Currently, pet owners can take their dogs, cats and even ferrets to any EU country provided they have a valid passport, are micro-chipped and vaccinated against rabies. Pet owners outside the EU jurisdiction face more stringent regulations, including quarantine in some cases. Basically, the rules governing animal movement depend on whether a country is in the EU (a listed country) or outside the EU (an unlisted country)....

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Name Checks to begin on bank payments

Mary Talbot-Rosevear Banking Banks Name Checks Payments

From July 2019, name checks will be used on bank payments. Under plans from the UK’s payments operator, the sender will be alerted if the name does not match the account.  Currently, the account holder’s name is not needed to make a money transfer. All that is required is a sort code and account number. As of July 2019, the account name will be added to transactions requiring the sender to provide the account name, account number and sort code.  If the name does not match the account holder’s details, the sender will be alerted. The revisions are designed to...

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SME's - NO DELAY TO MTD PLANS

George Rosevear

Interesting article from The Times regarding the warnings from the Federation of Small Businesses NO DELAY TO MTD PLANS Business minister Kelly Tolhurst has told small businesses that there will be no further delay to “making tax digital” despite warnings from the Federation of Small Businesses and others that SMEs are not ready for moving tax compliance online and are having to deal with uncertainties around Brexit at the same time. Last month, the ICAEW said 40% of affected businesses were not aware of the change. Kelly Tolhurst and Theresa May Ms Tolhurst said: “We're making sure the communication is there...

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Mercedes Unveils First Tesla Rival in $12 Billion Attack

George Rosevear

By Christoph Rauwald, Bloomberg   Mercedes-Benz, the world’s largest maker of luxury cars, is rolling out its first in a series of battery-powered models, adding to a growing array of high-end brands targeting Tesla Inc. The Mercedes EQC crossover starts production in the first half of next year, part of a plan to develop its EQ electric line, Daimler AG Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche told reporters in Stockholm at the model’s world premiere. The company intended to invest 10 billion euros ($12 billion) in its electric-vehicle push but has ended up spending “more than that,” he said Tuesday, without...

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