HMRC Employer Bulletin – April 2019

11 April 2019

The latest Employer Bulletin is now available; a bi-monthly publication which provides employers and agents with the latest information on payroll topics.


This newsletter from HMRC is always worth reading thoroughly as it is easy to miss something which may affect a new process or legislative change.


The Employer Bulletin: April 2019 is a bumper edition with plenty of reminders of changes for the 2019-20 tax year, including articles on:


  • Cash Allowances
  • Flexible Benefit Packages and Salary Sacrifice
  • HMRC’s criminal offences for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion
  • The Official Rate of Interest remains at 2.50%
  • Apprenticeship levy funds transfer limit
  • Toolkits – helping to reduce errors
  • Earlier Year Update (EYU) process change
  • Unpaid work trials and the National Minimum Wage
  • EU Exit Preparedness and SMEs
  • Reporting payroll when your normal payday falls on a non-banking day
  • Taking on new employees
  • Welsh rate of Income Tax
  • Reporting Expenses and Benefits in Kind for the tax year ending 5 April 2019
  • Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge
  • Student Loans
  • Basic PAYE Tools – New Release
  • Employers: stay in the PAYE picture
  • Scottish Income Tax
  • Increase transparency, drive cultural change and improve employee engagement and retention in your workforce
  • Diesel Supplement Company Car Tax Changes to meet Euro standard 6d
  • Construction Industry Scheme
  • CWG2 and CWG5 updates
  • Off-payroll working rules from April 2020


Employer Bulletin: April 2019