How is payroll changing?
Change is such an important buzz word at the moment. With the tragic news of the loss of Her Majesty we now see a new King at the helm. Alongside this we have also seen a major change at Number 10 with a new Prime Minister also being introduced.
The political landscape in the UK has been turbulent for several months now and it is hoped that a more settled and calm approach is ahead. As expected, when a new cabinet is introduced, those in charge must try to quickly make a positive impression and change is inevitable.
As an accountancy firm, obviously, we monitor very closely any changes that happen in the Cabinet to make sure that we understand the impacts this may have. Something which has already been identified is a change in payroll. Plans were almost immediately announced for taxes to be cut with a proposal to reverse the increase in NI (national insurance) from November 2022 and scrap the planned increase in corporation tax.
When items such as NI and corporation tax are changed, the implications to payroll can be complex. Staying on top of this from a business perspective is mind boggling and this is where the reliance on specialists, who can translate the jargon into plain English, is so important. We saw in July when the last NI change was introduced what a storm it caused, especially at a time when cost of living rates was justifiably causing concern.
With the proposed reversals and changes, it is inevitable that some problems will be experienced. The key will be to let the experts digest it and then consult with them when needed. A similar concept to when a new piece of software is introduced, first the experts test it, then the features are promoted and finally it is rolled out for all to benefit from.
As the transformations in Government continue to settle over the coming months, the one thing that everybody can be assured of is that change will continue to happen. Our team of specialist accountants will continue to monitor the situations and will keep everybody updated.
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