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April law updates for caterers

Amy Chandler   |   April 4th 2019   |   3 minute read


The new financial year always brings changes for business owners. Here’s a reminder of what you should be doing to comply with employment law this April.

National Living Wage
As of 1st April, the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage increased by 4.9% for all age groups. Be sure that you are paying all staff at least the minimum wage for their age group.

•    £8.21 per hour for workers aged 25 and over (up from £7.83).
•    £7.70 per hour for workers aged 21 to 24 (up from £7.38).
•    £6.15 per hour for workers aged 18 to 20 (up from £5.90).
•    £4.35 per hour for workers aged under 18 (up from £4.20).
•    £3.90 per hour for apprentices (up from £3.70).

On 6th April, changes to payslip rules will mean that you’ll need to give itemised payslips to both your employees and your workers. Previously, only your staff classed as employees needed to get written itemised payslips. Find out more.

Making Tax Digital
As of 1st April 2019, businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold will be required to send their VAT returns to HM Revenue and Custom (HMRC) in a digital format. Businesses with a turnover below the VAT threshold will need to comply from April 2020.

To help our members to prepare for the change, we have partnered with Xero, who are offering an exclusive 50% off their software for your first 12 months. 

NCASS support
If you need help with any of the above, give your Account Manager a call on 0121 603 2524, Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 17:30.


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