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Maybe you don’t know what Real Time Information is, but if you employ a nanny it is going to affect you from 6th April 2013.
One of the big changes is that you (or your payroll provider) must make a report to HMRC on or before the day you make any payment to your nanny (except reimbursement of expenses), including a calculation of tax and NI due.
But HMRC have announced today that *for 6 months only*, if you employ fewer than 50 staff you don’t have to make that report until the end of the tax month (which is always on the 5th of the month).
Is that going to help? Not really, unless you pay your nanny a net wage (which is not a good idea anyway) depending on how many hours she works up to the day of payment.Read More
I thought it would be useful for nannies to have a copy of the Ofsted factsheet “Childcare – Requirements for the Childcare Register: childminders and home childcarers” formatted to highlight requirements applying to Home Childcarers (Nannies), so here is one – download it in PDF or MS Word format.
Note that this document has been revised in line with Ofsted’s revision of the original document in September 2012. There are only two minor changes affecting nannies:
Childminders and home childcarers must ensure that where other children are cared for alongside children who are part of the later years provision, the behaviour of the other children does not have a negative effect on the children of the later years provision.
Home childcarers must:
- give a copy of the certificate of registration to a parent on request
- show any notice of suspension to the parent of each child who is provided with childcare.
Unfortunately this is going to be a short post.
Lisa Williams is the sole director and owner of Noble Minder Limited, the company which provided the NobleMinder service to childminders which was dissolved on 24 April 2012. I have spoken to Lisa for the first time this afternoon: she was not willing to provide any information or to discuss the consequences for users of the uncertainty regarding the future availability of the service.
I will post more information tomorrow regarding what users can do about this situation.Read More
If you are currently using Noble Minder, the software service for childminders, you may be surprised to know that Noble Minder Limited which according to the web site is the company that provides that service ceased to exist on 24 April!
I have set up a page at www.mranchovy.com/noble-minder-limited where you can find out more about this.Read More
Many people are aware that for 10 years now, companies have been allowed to pay employees who carry at least one colleague in their car for a business journey an additional 5p per mile on top of the normal 45p.
However if you are self-employed, you have not been able to claim anything extra when carrying a passenger.
But a page has just been updated on the HMRC site which states that the self employed can now claim this as a business expense – backdated to 6 April 2011!
As many self employed people and their advisers are preparing tax returns for 2011/12 right now, this is definately something to bear in mind.Read More
Most childminders working in the UK are affected by changes to Income Tax and National Insurance. In his Autumn Statement on 29 November 2011, George Osborne announced the changes that will take effect from April 2012.
Here are the changes that will affect most childminders*:Read More
Most nannies working in the UK are affected by changes to Income Tax and National Insurance. In his Autumn Statement on 29 November 2011, George Osborne announced the changes that will take effect from April 2012.
Here are the changes that will affect most nannies*:Read More