The amount you choose to pay the people that work for the business, including their gross salary and bonuses. This will also include their employee PAYE/NIC/adjustments, however will not include the Employer NIC.

What's included

  • The gross amount paid in employee wages

  • Bonuses to employees.

What's not included

  • Amounts paid to subcontractors.

  • Employer National Insurance.

  • Director salaries & wages.

How is it taxed?

When paying salaries and wages you have to consider they may be subject to the following government payments:

  • Employer National Insurance

  • Employee National Insurance

  • Pay as you Earn (PAYE)

  • Student loan repayments

  • Auto enrolled pension

These are all explained in the relevant Ember category descriptions if you want to learn more.

Tax tips

All salary, pension, bonus and NIC payments must be made within 9 months of your year-end to qualify for tax relief. Where they are not, then the deduction can only be taken when they are paid.

Note: if you use Ember for payroll, then your net pay to employees will be automatically posted for you to employee's salaries and wages.

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