Industry News

The Health and Social Care Levy

In every fairness to the Conservative Party (forming the UK Government), at the time of their December 2019 Manifesto, nobody had heard of COVID-19, let alone the terms self-isolation and furlough.  Therefore, it was probably safe to make the pledge: ‘We will not raise the rate of income tax, VAT or National Insurance’ Yet, 07…

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Recruiter turns Retainer?

Payroll is an essential part of any business operation and a happy workforce generally performs better (and most of us do it for the money if we are honest). So, being paid correctly and on time is one of the factors of this. Yet, as we hopefully come to an end of the restrictions and…

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UK Budget Analysis – March 2021

When Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, left No 11 Downing Street at 10.45 on 03 March 2021, he held his Ministerial red box forwards for the waiting photographers. Yet, it was a different picture this year as he was not surrounded by members of his team. This visual sign of the pandemic was more…

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The Basic Earnings Assessment – Tax Year 2021/22

The Basic Earnings Assessment used to be simple when Employer-Supported Childcare (ESC) arrangements such as the Childcare Voucher was a straightforward £55 per week (£243 per month / £2,915 per annum) for all employees.  Then, the Finance Act 2011 confirmed that Income Tax (and National Insurance) relief would be restricted for high earners to ensure…

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Which Tax Code should I use? 2021/22

This document should be used by employers for new employees in the 2021/22 tax year.  It covers the situations where: An employee starts with an ‘in date’ P45 and An employee starts without an ‘in date’ P45 or does not have a P45 at all An ‘in date’ P45 refers to a P45 with a…

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Webinar: The Level 3 Payroll Apprenticeship – Preparing for End-Point Assessment

The Level 3 Payroll Apprenticeship – Preparing for End-Point Assessment The Level 3 Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship was approved for delivery in June 2018, enabling employers to train the Payroll Professionals of the future. This webinar that is designed to help all parties involved when a Payroll apprentice approaches End-Point Assessment. Ian Holloway, Payroll Consultant at…

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Which Tax Code should I use? 2020/21

This document should be used by employers for new employees in the 2020/21 tax year.  It covers the situations where: An employee starts with an ‘in date’ P45 and An employee starts without an ‘in date’ P45 or does not have a P45 at all HMRC’s terminology ‘in date’ P45 refers to a P45 with…

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Smarter Payroll Working in Times of Change

Payroll teams across the country have had a torrid time coping with the pandemic, the resultant furlough scheme, and its legislative requirements. They are currently managing the pay implications of flexible furlough as well as how their businesses want to respond to the current market conditions and the ways of working challenges caused by Covid-19….

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The New Normal: Will you take the initiative and prepare for the unthinkable?

They say people don’t like change. That may be true, but our world has changed in unimaginable ways in a short space of time. Impacts have been felt at global, country, company, household and individual levels. From the impact on human health and the economy to the way we work, shop, or socialise – we…

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Digital Transformation; easy to say but what does it really mean?

Businesses are being told they need to be more “digital” and the HR function is being put under increased pressure to “digitally transform”. But knowing where to start can be a daunting prospect. I read an article in HR Magazine that quoted research by Cherwell Software which found that more than half (57%) of employees…

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Furloughing isn’t just furloughing. Mapping the wider process for Payroll & HR

Furloughing isn’t just furloughing. Mapping the wider process for Payroll & HR Whilst most of the debate on Furloughing or Salary reductions right now are about the impact on cashflow, or which employees do and don’t qualify, we know that the practicalities of implementing these COVID-19 initiatives quickly across an organisation are the real challenge….

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Virtual change mapping: clarity out of chaos

The coming months will continue to mean an unprecedented amount of change that none of us have planned for. Running virtual workshops to capture, prioritise and implement change ideas and new ways of working is something we’ve been helping clients with for years and we’re more than happy to show you how. If you want…

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