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2019-20 tax year payroll changes – a Parental Choice Guide

by ParentalChoice
in Tax and Pensions, Payroll
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The new financial year starts on April 6 and we have looked at the 2019-20 tax year payroll changes which will affect you if you are an employer. The STANDARD PERSONAL TAX ALLOWANCE for employees will increase from £11,850 to £12,500; NATIONAL INSURANCE THRESHOLDS will also increase slightly, check out the values here.  AUTO-ENRO...

Employing staff

by ParentalChoice
in Tax and Pensions, Payroll, Employee Benefits
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If it is the first time you are employing staff take a look at our helpful guide for things to consider. Decide how much to pay  You must pay someone at least the minimum wage.  The following table details the current national minimum wage rates and the new levels which are set to increase in ...

Moving pets overseas

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Moving house, Global Mobility, Career
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You need to relocate and your family features one or more furry friends.  We all know how important these non-humans are to our family, so if you are moving pets overseas, how do you make sure that all your family members can relocate? Preparation for pet relocation Firstly, you need to research what (if any) quarantine requireme...

The Schools Appeal Process

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children, Childcare
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With many parents nervously awaiting the outcome of school applications, this article is aimed at those families who don’t get the decision that they want and provides advice on the schools appeals process. For those parents who have not been through the appeals system, it can seem incredibly daunting with a minefield of informati...

Modern Families Index 2019 – messages to business leaders

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Our friends over at Parent and Professional (P&P), have taken a good look at the Modern Families Index 2019 which was recently published by Working Families and Bright Horizons. The index raised many issues faced by working parents, but the conclusion drawn by P&P is that until business leaders and decision-makers really tak...

Mother’s Day 2019 – what does being a mother mean to you?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting
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Mother’s Day 2019 is nearly upon us! With Mother’s Day 2019 on March 31st we’ve asked one mother what being a mother means to her. Once upon a time long long ago, back in the days of long Sunday lunches spent lounging over a pub table with a bunch of equally single and hedonistic young ...