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What is employment allowance?

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This guide explains employment allowance in Sage 50cloud Payroll and how it can benefit your business.


What is employment allowance?

It's a great employer benefit that helps you reduce your National Insurance liability by up to £5,000.

Each time you run your payroll you pay less employers’ Class 1 National Insurance until the £5,000 has gone or the tax year ends, whichever is sooner.

Am I eligible?

It's easy to check if you're eligible by referring to HMRC's guidance.

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NOTE: HMRC no longer send a confirmation letter for your employment allowance. If your claim is rejected, you'll receive an automated message from HMRC within five working days.  

Set up and claim in your software

Great news, it's really easy to claim this allowance in your software.

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Is this the same as small employers' relief?

No, this benefit is different to small employers' relief, you may be eligible to claim this too. 
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