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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Legal update: Employment – online personal tax accounts; income tax; national insurance; student loan repayments

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Online personal tax accounts

HMRC is encouraging individuals on PAYE to sign up for an online personal tax account, through which they can inform HMRC of changes to address or financial circumstances; print proof of their national

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Legal update: Employment – PAYE IR35, off-payroll working

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

PAYE: IR35 (off-payroll working)

If your organisation’s annual income is over £10.2 million, and/or your balance sheet total (the total value of your assets minus liabilities) is over £5.1 million, and/or the average number of employees over

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Legal update: Employment

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Statutory redundancy pay, unfair dismissal and other awards

Annual changes to the statutory maximum “weekly pay” for calculating certain statutory entitlements, including statutory redundancy pay and basic compensation for unfair dismissal, take effect on 6 April each

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Legal update: VAT (2)

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Making tax digital for VAT

New rules on “making tax digital” (MTD) for most VAT-registered organisations come into effect for VAT return periods starting on or after 1 April 2019, or on 1 October 2019 for organisations which have been

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Legal update: VAT

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Very quick intro to VAT

VAT is an extraordinarily complex tax, but organisations which ignore it do so at their peril. Any organisation, including a charity, which does not register when it has to will face substantial

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Legal update: Brexit

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Brexit

Sandy Adirondack has shared a useful list of sources to keep up-to-date with Brexit developments and implications for our work:

Weekly e-newsletters, briefings and other resources from the Brexit Civil Society Alliance: https://www.brexitcivilsocietyalliance.org/. The weekly newsletters are essential

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Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Legal update: Brexit (no deal Brexit)

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Preparing for a No-Deal Brexit

This follows on from update 1822, which provided a bit of background about Brexit, and some general resources. The government’s intention is that agreements should be in place, approved by the

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Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Legal update: Brexit

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Brexit

Unless the June 2016 referendum result ends up being reversed either by a second referendum or by a newly elected parliament withdrawing article 50, Brexit is going to happen, so if you haven’t started

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Legal update: NJC pay scales

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

NJC pay rates

National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) pay rates are nationally negotiated between trade unions (GMB, Unison and Unite) and the National Employers for Local Government Services, who negotiate pay on behalf of 350 local authorities in England, Wales

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Legal update: GDPR resources and fees

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Data protection fees

Following legislative changes arising from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data controllers are, from today (25 May 2018), no longer required to register with (“notify”) the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), provide detailed information about their data processing to the

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