National Living Wage

National living wage for workers aged 25 and over The new National Living Wage becomes law in April 2016 for workers aged 25 and over From 1 April 2016 workers aged 25 and over will be legally entitled to a new minimum pay rate of £7.20 per hour, called the National Living Wage (NLW). As an employer you’ll need to …

Scottish rate of income tax

Latest news issued from HMRC for  residents living in Scotland                   The Scottish rate of Income Tax will come into effect from 6 April 2016. On 2 December 2015, HMRC will start to contact customers living in Scotland where records show that this is their main address, to inform them they have been identified …

Change to dividend income taxation

The following is a Factsheet published by HMRC on 17 August outlining a change to Dividend income taxation. 1. Summary From April 2016 the Dividend Tax Credit will be replaced by a new tax-free Dividend Allowance. The Dividend Allowance means that you won’t have to pay tax on the first £5,000 of your dividend income, no matter what non-dividend income …