News - Ikon Business Solutions

February 2024


Changes to Scottish Income Tax for the 2024-25 Tax Year

Payroll Update following the Scottish Government announcements regarding changes to Scottish Income Tax, which will take effect from 6 April 2024.

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January 2024


Payroll Update - Paternity Leave and Pay Changes

HM Government are making changes to the way Paternity Leave and Pay can be claimed and taken from March 2024.

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November 2023


Payroll Update

Payroll Update following the Autumn 2023 Statement by The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt

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May 2023


Payroll Update

Payroll Update for the 2023-24 tax year including latest figures for Income Tax, National Insurance, Statutory Payments, National Minimum Wage, Student Loans

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March 2022


Payroll Update for the 2022-23 Tax Year

Payroll, Wages, Loans, Tax details for the 2022-23 tax year.

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February 2022


Freeports - Employer's National Insurance Relief

Freeports are special areas within the UK’s borders where different economic regulations apply.

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January 2022


An Introduction to Auto Enrolment

Auto enrolment is the process of automatically enrolling eligible employees into a pension scheme.

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December 2021


Rates & Allowances for 2022-2023 Tax Year

Details of changes to rates and allowances for the tax year from 6th April 2022.

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November 2021


PAYE Settlement Agreements

If your business pays minor, irregular or impracticable expenses or benefits for your employees, you may be able to apply for a PSA to cover these items.

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October 2021


Autumn Budget Highlights

Summary of the key points from the Autumn 2021 budget which will affect employees and employers.

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End of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough)

30th September 2021 was the last day of the furlough scheme which was introduced in March 2020.

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September 2021


Health and Social Care Levy

The Government recently announced the introduction of a new Health and Social care levy/ The revenue raised will go directly to support the NHS and equivalent bodies across the UK.

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Driving your own car for work?

If you drive your own car for work, your employer should re-imburse you a rate per mile driven for business use.

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August 2021


Employment Status - Employed or Self-employed?

There is currently a lot of scrutiny from HMRC around employment status, and whether employers are using the correct status for their workers.

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July 2021


Lost Pension?

Have you paid into a pension scheme with a previous employer, and lost track of who it is with?

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Personal Tax Account

Have you signed up for a Personal Tax Account with HMRC yet?

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June 2021



A P11D form is required for each employee or director who has received any taxable expenses or benefits from their employer in the tax year

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May 2021


EU Settlement Scheme

Do you employ anyone from the EU? The employee must take action now in order to continue to be able to live and work in the UK

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Employer’s National Insurance relief for employing veterans

From April 2021, employers will be able to claim Employer’s National Insurance relief for every veteran they employ

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HMRC Scam Messages

Please be aware of scam messages which look like they have come from HMRC

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Marriage Tax Allowance

Are you claiming your marriage tax allowance? You could save up to £252* in this tax year

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Tax relief for working from home

HMRC announced recently that employees working from home for just one day can claim tax relief for the whole of the 2021/22 tax year

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