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Employment Tax

Are you handling employment tax risk effectively? Does your benefits package stand up to the market? Let our employment specialists handle the arrangements.

Employer compliance

Employing people often represents one of the top three costs to a business, so managing payroll risk and ensuring compliance are essential in controlling cost. We can help with:

  • Giving a PAYE health check
  • Reviewing expenses 
  • PAYE Settlement Agreements (PSA)
  • HMRC negotiations and disclosures
  • Reviewing payroll effectiveness 

We can also help to review employee working patterns to ensure that the correct treatment of expenses and benefits is applied.

Termination payments

This is often a very sensitive area where the primary focus is to make the break as painless as possible - but there are complex and changing aspects that can trip up even the best intentions. We can help with this, including giving advice on Payments In Lieu of Notice (PILONs), pension payments, timing of payments, redundancy, ex-gratia payments and changes to the national insurance treatment of payments.

Salary sacrifice

We can help ensure the arrangements you have in place are compliant, assess the impact of changes to the tax efficiency of many salary sacrifice arrangements, and evaluate to see if you’re maximising the potential of remaining arrangements.

Benefits arrangements

Employees increasingly expect choice and flexibility in their remuneration package, but changes in the tax and NIC treatment of benefits - along with the growth in technology to support benefit provision and measurement of the benefit received - have made this an important area to pay attention to. We can help by reviewing benefit provisions, including pension, cars (or cash alternatives), childcare, bikes, annual leave, voluntary benefits and so on, and give you a clear picture of where you stand.

Off-payroll workers

HMRC are increasingly concerned about ensuring workers are on the payroll, and that PAYE is operated wherever possible. Recent changes to legislation show how HMRC are committed to reducing the number of off-payroll workers and the use of IR35  and personal service companies. Care needs to be taken to fully and accurately evaluate the employment or self-employment status of workers.

Construction Industry Scheme

Any business that spends more than an average of £1m annually on construction operations may need to operate the Construction Industry Scheme or risk potentially large penalties. Non-compliance can include failure to verify or incorrectly verifying subcontractors, and failing to make the correct tax deductions or return the correct information on monthly returns. We can help ensure you are geared up to correctly operate the scheme and, where necessary, de-register from the need to complete monthly returns.

Get in touch, and we’ll work together to get your employees on the right page.

Key contact

Partner
Chris Blundell
+44 (0) 20 7429 4100
 

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Meet the team

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Nigel Morris

Employment Tax Director

Nigel was previously an HMRC Inspector and has worked in the Big 4 for 18 years before joining MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2017. His experience includes work on a range of employment tax matters for a range of major national and international businesses as well as SME and OMB businesses. This includes work primarily in the Automotive, Hospitality & Leisure, Logistics and Construction sectors.

Nigel has aided clients in managing employment tax risk and mitigating HMRC settlements, as well as spending a considerable amount of time designing, implementing and communicating arrangements to reduce employment tax cost. He has worked on a large number of car consulting projects, including the development and design of bespoke arrangements for clients, including ECOS, Salary sacrifice and Hybrid fleet arrangements. He is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

Nigel spends his free time coaching junior female football, running his 3 children to after school activities. When he gets the chance, he likes to get out on his mountain bike and explore the ‘hidden’ trails in the local Wyre Forest.

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Chris Blundell

Partner

Chris has almost 30 years experience in the field of tax advice having joined what was then the Inland Revenue from Manchester University via BT. Since then in his time at both KPMG and Ernst and Young, he has worked with businesses large and small, listed and private, UK-based and international.

He has worked with companies and organisations in all sectors: large insurance companies, international technology companies and hotel and leisure companies to name a few. He heads up the Technology group in London and works with Technology companies large and small on all tax and financial matters that affect such companies at different stages of their growth cycle. He advises his clients on all manner of UK and overseas taxes that affect them and their employees through their employment of staff, both senior and junior. Issues like share incentives, the operation of PAYE, the application of National Insurance, the Construction Industry Scheme and company car fleet taxation are familiar territory for him.

Chris joined Maclntyre Hudson in 2011 from Mazars LLP where he headed up their London Employment Tax Services team. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax.

Outside work he has the cross to bear of being an avid supporter of West Ham football club. He carries this burden with characteristic equanimity and good humour.

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Patrick King

Tax Partner

Patrick is a Tax Partner and Chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson's Tax Steering Group as well as our national associations Tax Strategy Group, leading a team of specialists to ensure clients have access to the very best in compliance services and tax mitigation solutions. Patrick's own specialisms are capital tax planning for individuals, corporate restructuring, remuneration planning, profit extraction/repatriation and increasingly, international matters. He also advises clients on the tax implications of buying and selling their business. 

Patrick is a keen swimmer and occasional free diver,who still competes! He is an advocate of “anything worth doing, is worth doing well”.

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David Wignall

Partner

David joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2018. Prior to this he had nearly 30 years working in the Big 4, the last 15 of which he was a Partner in two of the Big 4 firms. 

David specialises in advising clients in the field of Human Capital – his deep specialism is in the area of global mobility but he has also advised on employment tax issues, global share plan due diligence and human resources strategy. He has led large multinational client relationships as well as advising many non-domiciled private clients in complex tax planning arrangements. He has a broad industry knowledge working with clients in the financial services, automotive, industrial and aerospace sectors. He has both UK and US tax knowledge which is extremely useful when advising US citizens working in the UK or UK nationals leaving to work in the US.

David’s role at MHA MacIntyre Hudson is to grow and develop an already well established Human Capital Advisory offering. He has a passion for developing people to help them achieve their very best. He is still an informal mentor to several of his ex-colleagues.

In his spare time David is a sports fanatic, although advancing years and waistline now limit his playing activities to golf, snooker and darts.

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What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

What they say about us

SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector