July 26, 2021

Changes to H&S rules in Step Four of lockdown lifting

On 19 July 2021, England moved to Step Four of lockdown easing, which means new H&S rules for employers. Here’s what you need to do. Now that the UK is back open, you might be thinking, “Great! All of those health and safety rules don’t apply anymore!” But unfortunately, the coronavirus is still around, and…

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July 3, 2021

How to avoid business fines: HR edition

In a world where working models are changing and there is a growing backlog of employment tribunals, it’s important to look to your HR department as a safety net, not as a cause for concern. Here’s how to avoid business fines when it comes to your HR processes. Carefully consider risk assessments Due to the…

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July 2, 2021

How to avoid business fines: payroll edition 

Does the thought of a whopping great fine break you out in a sweat? Nothing will hurt your bottom line more than a payroll fine. But luckily, they can be avoided all together. Check out our top tips for keeping your payroll compliant and avoiding additional charges.  According to HMRC, ‘careless behaviour’ has amounted to more than £59m in…

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June 30, 2021

The payroll & HR reports every business MUST submit to HMRC 

With reports, end of tax years, P11Ds and more it’s a bit of a minefield out there. And dare to let them slip your mind? Hefty fines await you! So we’ve provided the breakdown of the reports that need to be submitted to HMRC.  The basics With every FPS and EPS you will need to submit employer information so that HMRC…

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June 30, 2021

Should employers be preparing for a baby boom?

There have been many mixed reports on the baby boom – or baby bust – situation in the UK. Naturally, as Covid-19 has shaken up people’s personal lives and careers since the start of 2020, the environment for growing a family has changed dramatically. At the start of the pandemic, the UK saw a sharp…

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June 29, 2021

Payroll & HR legislation that SMBs need to know 

It’s a minefield out there. Legislation can change at the drop of a hat and if you dare to miss it, you could be slapped with a hefty fine. We’ve pulled together some must-know legislation topics for SMBs.   Workplace pensions Whether you employ one or one hundred people, it is a legal requirement to auto-enrol…

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June 25, 2021

How to measure payroll & HR software ROI

While trusting your gut might get you so far, ROI is probably a better measure to base your business decisions on. So how do you get an accurate gauge on it for brand new and sparkly payroll & HR software before you take the plunge? What is ROI? Given that you probably hear the word…

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June 24, 2021

Why employee engagement is worth the investment

It’s no surprise that engaged employees are more productive. But building an engaged workforce takes time and investment. In an area that is hard to quantify, we ask the question – why bother? What is employee engagement? No, we’re not just talking about an annual employee survey and a peer review. Employee engagement goes above…

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June 23, 2021

Simple ways to save money on your payroll & HR

Your people are you biggest asset, and with that comes the biggest price tag. While you might pay through the nose for your people, processing their pay doesn’t have to. When assessing your payroll & HR it’s important to talk about value, not just price. Look for good employee experience When it comes to payroll,…

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