There are a number of 2014-15 Budget measures which will affect the payroll for employers.
As a general rule, effective from 05th April 2014, unless an amended code notification has been received on a form P9 (T), employers should amend 2013-14 codes as follows:
National Insurance contribution thresholds 2014-15
|Weekly Lower Earnings Limit (LEL)||111|
|Weekly Primary Threshold (PT)||153|
|Weekly Secondary Threshold (ST)||153|
|Upper Earnings/Profits Limit (UEL/UPL)||805 (41,865 per year)|
|Small Earnings Exception (SEE)||5885|
|Lower Profits Limit (LPL)||7,956 (per year)|
|Employment Allowance||2,000 (per year, per employer)|
Statutory Payment Changes 2014/15
Statutory Adoption Pay: Earnings threshold £111.00, Statutory Payment Changes 2014/15
Statutory Adoption Pay: Earnings threshold £111.00, Standard Rate £138.18
Statutory Maternity Pay: Earnings threshold £111.00, Standard rate £138.18
Statutory Paternity Pay: Earnings threshold £111.00, Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay (Standard Rate) £138.18, Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (Standard Rate) £138.18
Statutory Sick Pay: Earnings threshold £111.00, Standard rate £87.55
National Insurance: £2,000 employment allowance
The Government will introduce an allowance of £2,000 per year for all businesses and charities to be offset against their employer Class 1 secondary NICs liability from April 2014.
Exemption threshold for employer provided beneficial loans
Legislation will be introduced in Finance Bill 2014 to increase the exempt threshold for employment-related loans from £5,000 to £10,000 with effect from 6 April 2014.