now that’s an expensive comment to have made

[picappgallerysingle id=”1633994″ align=”left”] In our June 2009 newsletter we reported the case of Linda Sturdy, a senior NHS manager who was passed over for promotion because of her age. Unfortunately, when told that she was 57 a manager commented “I didn’t realise you were so old”. The upshot was that she received an award for…

“salary sacrifices” could cost British employers £500m in unpaid VAT

[picappgallerysingle id=”2916067″ align=”left”] Salary sacrifice schemes have been heavily promoted in recent years as a more imaginative and beneficial way of providing employee benefits. Schemes typically cover pension contributions, childcare vouchers, staff meals, cycle-to-work schemes and public travel allowances. Such arrangements have also been regarded as tax efficient. However, the overall benefit of such schemes…