Month: April 2019

AGM NOTICE PERIODS – HOW LONG IS 21 DAYS?

AGM season is on us and, yet again, the notice period is the subject of many debates. The issue is that the ambiguous language of the Companies Act 2006 makes computing notice periods for annual general meetings problematic. The objective here is to clarify and provide a standard for the date of the notice. The […]

EMPLOYMENT ALLOWANCE CHANGES FROM 2020

From April 2020 the Employment Allowance is changing, restricting it to smaller companies who have a National Insurance contribution (NIC) bill of below £100,000 in the previous tax year. What is the Employment Allowance? The Employment Allowance is an annual amount that is currently available to all businesses and charities (with some exclusions) to offset […]

RISING PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS: OUR ADVICE TO EMPLOYERS

What are the most recent changes to the minimum pension contributions? As of 6th April 2019 the minimum contribution to an employee’s pension scheme has risen from 5%, with at least 2% from the employer, to 8%, with at least 3% from the employer. This is a substantial increase and hence will have a notable […]