PAYE and NI

The Chancellor has delivered one of the most important Budgets in years against a backdrop of rising unemployment, soaring government borrowing and quite possibly the hardest hitting recession since the Second World War.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has argued that the Budget needs to focus on giving private sector businesses the freedom and flexibility needed to pull the economy out of recession.

Business groups and unions have called on the government to implement a temporary short-time working scheme across the UK in the forthcoming Budget.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that they need to file their Employer Annual Returns by 19 May.

More needs to be done by the government to help smaller employers hold on to their staff during the recession.

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