Bereavement support payment extended to cohabitees with dependent children

Bereavement support payments (BSPs) are being extended to cover cohabitees with dependent children – rather than just spouses. The sum of almost £10,000 will benefit unmarried parents going forward, and will retrospectively apply to many unmarried parents who were bereaved between 2018 and now, following a vote in the House of Commons. However – eligible […]

PAYE payment by variable direct debit: late payment notices

Late payment notices will be suppressed, but not immediately. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty has previously explained how HMRC notifies employers of the date that their direct debit (DD) will be collected. The faculty noted that, as HMRC collects the DD a few days after the normal due date for electronic PAYE payment, a late payment interest […]