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Employee ownership and involvement

Employee ownership and involvement

There are many ways that employees can own a stake in their employer's company. However, employee ownership usually refers to a situation where all employees of a business have a ‘significant and meaningful’ stake in a business. This means employees...
Emergency tax codes

Emergency tax codes

The letters in an employee’s tax code signify their entitlement (or not) to the annual tax-free personal allowance. The tax codes are updated annually and help employer’s work out how much tax to deduct from an employee’s pay packet.  The basic...
Tax-free mileage expenses

Tax-free mileage expenses

If you use your own vehicle for business journeys, then you may be able to claim a tax-free allowance from your employer known as a Mileage Allowance Payment or MAP. The allowance is paid when employees use their own car, van, motorcycle or bike for work purposes. It...
Commuting to work

Commuting to work

As a general rule, there is no tax relief for ordinary commuting. The term 'ordinary commuting' is defined to mean travel between a permanent workplace and home, or any other place that is not a workplace. Case law has also confirmed that travel between home...
End of SSP Rebate Scheme

End of SSP Rebate Scheme

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme has allowed small and medium-sized businesses and employers reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19. The online service initially closed for new claims after 30 September 2021....
Tax relief if working from home

Tax relief if working from home

If you are an employee working from home, you may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills you pay that are related to your work.  Employers can reimburse employees for the additional household expenses incurred by working at home. The relief covers...