Payroll End of Year Tasks

PayrollAs the financial year comes to an end on 5th April 2016, it’s time to look at the tasks that employers running a payroll need to complete for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).  You need to report to HMRC on the previous tax year (which ends on 5 April), give your employees a P60 and prepare for the new tax year, which starts on 6 April 2016


What you need to do When
Send your final payroll report of the year On or before your employees’ payday
Update employee payroll records From 6 April
Update payroll software From 6 April
Give your employees a P60 By 31 May
Report employee expenses and benefits By 6 July

For more information detailed click here

Rise in Employment Allowance NEWS FOR EMPLOYERS

Businesses will have their employer National Insurance bill cut by another £1,000 from April 2016, as the Employment Allowance rises from £2,000 to £3,000. The Employment Allowance gives businesses and charities a cut in the employer National Insurance they pay.

This means that businesses and charities will be able to employ 4 people full time on the National Living Wage and pay no National Insurance at all.

Reminder!!! National Living Wage


In only two weeks’ time, that is on 1st April 2016, the Government’s new National Living Wage will become LAW. you’re working and aged 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship, you’ll be legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour.

If you’re an employer, you’ll need to make sure you’re paying your staff correctly from 1st April 2016, as the National Living Wage will be enforced as strongly as the current National Minimum Wage – which still applies to those aged under 25

You can find out more by clicking here – there are sections for Workers and Employers to find out who is eligible.

Creating and Presenting a Business Plan – Training Day

In the current economic climate, business planning is essential to all voluntary groups

Wednesday 16th March 2016

09:30am – 3:30pm


Once again, we present a FULL DAY training session, led by a leading firm of accountants.

This course is FREE to all organisations in the Voluntary Sector, and will cover all aspects of creating a presenting a business plan.

For more information, and to book a place, please send us an email by clicking here

Save the Citizens Advice Bureau in Derby

Derby City Council’s cuts to Voluntary Sector Funding were ‘called in’ – challenged – on 1st March 2016 at a meeting at the Council House. The two hour meeting resulted in a decision that the cuts totalling £747,595 were ‘lawful’.

The decision will have a significant impact on many Derby voluntary and community organisations and will leave Derby without a Citizens Advice Bureau, so Derby is to become the only city in the country not to have a Citizens Advice Bureau – if you would like to sign a petition to try and save Derby’s CAB click here