Archive for October, 2013

The National Insurance Contributions (NICs) Employment Allowance – Update

The creation of a NICs Employment Allowance was announced in the 2013 Budget. This is planned to start on 6 April 2014.

The First Reading of the Bill took place on 14 October 2013.

 Businesses, Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs can reduce their Employer Class 1 NICs bill by up to £2,000 per year.

 The Employment Allowance is expected to be straightforward to claim, using payroll software.

 Further details on how to claim the Employment Allowance will be available in the New Year.

MMJ Renews Support for Clarity

McAleer Mullan Jackson continues, in 2013, to support Clarity, the organization providing employment and training for blind and disabled people.

Gift Aid Repayments, Clubs & Charities – no more R68(i) claims

From 1 October 2013, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) no longer accept Gift Aid repayment claims made on R68(i) forms.

You must now use the Charities Online service.

Link to Charities Online information:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/online/index.htm

MMJ ‘Walk Ten’ for Marie Curie

Walk Ten, the annual 10k walk in aid of our local Marie Curie nurses, took place on the evening of Saturday 7th September.

McAleer Mullan Jackson staff, family and friends joined hundreds of other walkers, and a few canine companions, to help raise funds for this very worthwhile cause.

It was a great night. The timing was perfect, as the rain held off for a couple of hours, just long enough to allow everyone to get around the route without too much discomfort. Drinks were provided for the thirsty walkers and entertainment was laid on after the event.

As a result of our efforts, with thanks to all of our generous sponsors, we were able to raise a total of £1,500 to assist the vital work of the Marie Curie nurses.

The photograph above shows us presenting Sheena Havlin of Marie Curie with the cheque.

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