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Payroll services

Payroll compliance work is an important revenue stream for many practices. Read about the latest articles and resources on this topic.

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Features and articles

Changes to the benefits-in-kind rules

Kate Upcraft explains in detail the new rules for optional remuneration arrangements – following changes to the benefits-in-kind rules in April 2017 – and what happens when they are payrolled.

The issues that come with cross-border employment

EY’s Seb Purbrick explains the issues to consider when an employee is seconded to the US, as international assignments can bring unwelcome complexity in terms of tax. Specifically this article focuses on the tax issues when an employee moves to work in the USA.

UK employment tax update for 2017/18

Sarah Bradford explains what’s new for UK employers and employees at the start of the 2017/18 tax year, with important updates around payroll, company cars and the Apprenticeship Levy.

Helpsheets and support

Engagement letters and privacy notices

ICAEW has developed guidance for practice firms on what to include in engagement letters. This page provides a series of sample wordings to help you draft your own engagement letters.

Engagement letters helpsheet

Technical helpsheet providing sample wordings to help you draft engagement letters for a variety of typical engagements for both corporate and non-corporate clients. Includes full text and supplementary schedules.

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Paying staff

This chapter looks at various aspects of employee pay, including: deciding how much to pay; job evaluation; bonuses; National Minimum Wage; deductions from pay.

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