IReeN meeting successes

Many thanks to Maria Hennesey and McDonalds HQ for hosting our London IReeN Meetings on Wednesday 20th November 2019. Maria is one of the founding committee members of IReeN.

We welcomed from HMRC: Jerry Catterson and Rob Heppell to provide an update on electronic business matters, data quality and public domain legislated change for 2020.

During this election period of purdah, no new information could be shared.

Simon Parsons of SD Worx, chair of IReeN updated the attendees on IReeN matters, potential changes to RTI new fields and an IReeN view on the business process for payroll consequence on new initiatives assuming they are progressed following the general election and formation of a new government.

Simon then went on to cover the changes to holiday pay and recent court rulings. The unpaid britain report has identified that 1.8m workers are not receiving their full holiday pay rights. BEIS guidance issued in Feb 2019 and updated in August will see many employers not paying holiday correctly. Equally, a new November guide outlines changes following the court of appeal ruling that percentage accrual schemes are unlawful. The 12.07% method does not result in the correct 12 weeks average pay or correct holiday entitlement.

Andy Nicholls of The Pension Regulator outlined the latest new on pensions, enforcement and the challenge on employer understands on the Net Pay Arrangement v Relief At Source tax relief schemes.

The event was repeated on 27th November  in Manchester at the SD Worx offices near Media City, Salford. And then SD Worx at their Braehead Glasgow offices on Wednesday 4th December.