Christmas 2023 – Dates for your Diary

Although it is hard to believe, the festive season is nearly upon us and it is time to think about making sure that all of your necessary filing duties as a business owner are completed in a timely manner so that you can take a well-earned break over the Christmas period.  You might also be […]


The Government has recently announced phased implementation of a mandatory initiative called Making Tax Digital for ITSA – also known as MTD for ITSA, it will now be effective from April 2026. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an initiative from HMRC. This important change is to ensure our UK tax system keeps up with the everchanging world and embraces […]

Paying the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

As all employers are aware, the Government sets the National Minimum Wage rates each year and they are set to rise on 1st April 2023 as below: Employees aged 23 and over £10.42 per hour (National Living Wage rate) Employees aged 21 -22 £10.18 per hour Employees aged 18-20 £7.49 per hour Employees aged 16-17 […]

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. 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 – 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 […]