2022 Bonus Bank Holiday

In 2022, the Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, which marks the 70 years anniversary of her ascension to the throne.  To mark the occasion, the government has announced an additional bank holiday on Friday 3rd June; the usual late May bank holiday will be pushed forward to Thursday 2nd June, giving employees the chance to enjoy […]

Christmas Opening Hours and payroll processing

Just Simply Organised will be closed for our annual Christmas break from 4pm Thursday 23rd December 2021 to Tuesday 4th January 2022 9.00 am. Please see the below important information regarding the processing and filing of payrolls in December.  If your payroll stays constant each month, it will be processed from 7th December; if you have any […]

HMRC Update regarding National Insurance and the new Health and Social Care Levy

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week, we now have a little more information regarding the proposed NI increase from April 2022. In April 2022, National Insurance contributions will increase by 1.25% for one year only.  This will apply to NI for employees, employers and the self-employed.  Those above State Pension Age will not […]

Returning to Work during COVID-19

Returning to work during COVID-19 Many businesses are now returning to work under the guidance issued by the Government during COVID-19.  It is important to recognise the need to provide a safe working environment for your employees and visitors and some guidelines have been developed for the practical steps that business owners need to take. […]

Coronavirus Update – Bounce Back Loan

Coronavirus Update – Bounce Back Loans Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further measure to help small and medium sized businesses who have been negatively affected by COVID-19 and need to borrow between £2000 and £50000. Small businesses will benefit from a new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders. The […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update 06-04-2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – update 06/04/2020 Please see below the latest updated information regarding the above. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme You will notice that the information says that you need an online PAYE account.  Please wait before applying for this at present if you do not already have one.  We have an online PAYE account as an […]

COVID-19 Update – 27th March 2020

COVID-19 Update – 27th March 2020 Please find below the latest information received this morning from HMRC.  This has details of help available for the self-employed plus links to other help available for businesses. We strongly recommend that everyone takes advantage of all available help and encourages employees to do the same through mortgage holidays etc. […]

COVID-19 – VAT and Job Retention Scheme

COVID-19 Updates – VAT and Job Retention Scheme Please see below information and links to more updated information: VAT The Chancellor announced a VAT payments deferral on 20 March to support businesses with cashflow during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that all businesses with a UK VAT registration have the option to defer VAT payments […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furlough Leave

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme & Furlough Leave Just an update on the Job Retention Scheme and Furlough Leave which is developing through the course of this challenging time and will hopefully be available shortly. Again all the latest information is available from the link below for employers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses As it stands, this is what we […]

COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Update Following the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday, please see the link below to the current help available for employers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses You will find information and links here on various possible loans and grants that will be available to employers, plus information on furloughing staff (the ability to do this is dependent on your staff […]