Employment (Tax)

Tax essentials for employers, including RTI, national insurance and more


If you employ staff you’ll need advice on tax compliance, and on ways to cut the tax bill. Here are some essential factsheets – contact us for more information.

Car or van?

What counts as a ‘van’ for tax purposes?

Cars for employees

An overview of how company car tax is calculated, and how to save money.

Employer supported childcare

The tax and NIC exemption for employer-contracted childcare and employer-provided childcare vouchers has been very popular with both employers and employees alike. This factsheet outlines the exemptions available.

Employment benefits

The remuneration of many directors and employees comprises a package of salary and benefits. In this factsheet we consider some of the main benefit rules.

Homeworking and tax relief for employees

It is now very common for many employees to work from home, but this does mean that it is important to understand how the rules work with this.

National insurance

National Insurance contributions (NICs) are essentially a tax on earned income. The NICs regime divides income into different classes: Class 1 contributions are payable on earnings from employment, while the profits of the self-employed are liable to Class 2 and 4 contributions. This factsheet highlights the areas you need to consider and identifies some of the potential problems.

Payroll – basic procedures

This factsheet outlines what you need to do to set-up and run your payroll.

Payroll Real Time Information

A guide to the Real Time Information payroll rules.


The legal requirements for payslips.

Pooled cars and vans

The rules governing pooled vehicles.

Travel and subsistence for Directors and employees

Travelling and subsistence expenditure incurred by or on behalf of employees gives rise to many problems. This factsheet highlights the main areas to consider in deciding whether tax relief is available on travel and subsistence.

Here is a guide to the main topics:


  • CAR OR VAN                                                                                                                                        Download PDF
  • COMPANY CARS (CAR FOR EMPLOYEES)                                                                         Download PDF
  • EMPLOYER SUPPORTED CHILDCARE                                                                                 Download PDF
  • EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS                                                                                                            Download PDF
  • HOMEWORKING AND TAX RELIEF FOR EMPLOYEES                                                   Download PDF
  • NATIONAL INSURANCE                                                                                                                Download PDF                        
  • PAYROLL – BASIC PROCEDURES                                                                                           Download PDF  
  • PAYROLL REAL-TIME INFORMATION                                                                                   Download PDF
  • PAYSLIPS                                                                                                                                              Download PDF
  • POOLED CARS AND VANS                                                                                                           Download PDF

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