Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 June 2022

27 May 2022

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced new advisory fuel rates that can be used by employers paying employees a business mileage when driving an employer-provided car. These rates can also be used when charging employees for fuel provided for private miles and ordinary commuting.

Retail body claims Apprenticeship Levy not fit for purpose

27 May 2022

The Apprenticeship Levy, charged through PAYE on all employers with a wage bill over £3 million, has not lacked for critics with, as one example, the House of Lords Built Environment Committee recently reporting that the number of apprenticeship starts has fallen by over 25% since its introduction.

Newcastle and Gateshead postpone clean air zone

26 May 2022

Councils in Newcastle and Gateshead have been planning to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), in response to a Government legal order, which would have meant non-compliant buses, coaches and HGVs paying £50 per day.

Home Office sets out guidance for Responsible Persons

26 May 2022

As we have reported already this month, the Government continues to push ahead with its responses to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 recommendations and to spell out the implications of the coming into force of the Fire Safety Act 2021 (see Government makes progress with its plans to improve fire safety).

Employers highlight impact of NICs increase

26 May 2022

Research carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), of more than 1100 UK employers, has uncovered what it describes as a series of negative impacts from the recent increase in National Insurance (NIC) contributions.

Measures to protect UK aluminium extrusions industry

26 May 2022

The Trades Remedies Authority (TRA) has recommended new measures to protect the UK’s aluminium extrusion industry from dumped products from China, that is products being exported at an artificially low price.