HMRC Employer Bulletin: February 2019

08 February 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.


More Frequent Data Sharing (MFDS)

Amongst many other things, the bulletin highlights that from April 2019, HMRC will send the student loan repayment information you report on your Full Payment Submission to the Student Loans Company (SLC) more frequently throughout the year. This is known as More Frequent Data Sharing (MFDS). This means that your employee’s student loan balance will regularly be updated. There is no action for you to take, however, some employees may ask you to check and confirm the information you have sent to HMRC.

The Employer Bulletin (February, Issue 76) is a bumper edition ahead of the start of the 2019-20 tax year with articles on:

  • End of year reporting
  • Reporting expenses and benefits
  • Student Loan notices
  • Postgraduate loans
  • Starter checklist
  • PAYE Desktop Viewer Update
  • Basic PAYE Tools
  • Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge
  • P9 Notice of Coding
  • Payrolling BIK
  • Pensions Relief
  • Tax-Free Childcare
  • Scottish Income Tax
  • Toolkits – helping to reduce errors
  • Welsh Rate of Income Tax
  • Extending security deposit legislation
  • Child Benefit and Protecting State Pension
  • New entitlement to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay
  • Increase in National Minimum and National Living Wage on 1 April
  • Employers can allow providers to create apprenticeship cohorts on their behalf
  • Access to Work: Grants to help your employees with a disability or health condition
  • Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) webinars
  • Preparing businesses for EU Exit

Employer Bulletin - February 2018