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February 2, 2022

Payroll clerk jailed for stealing thousands from employees

Robert Carlin, a former payroll clerk, has been jailed after ‘abusing his position’ and stealing thousands of pounds from the employees of two organisations. The 40-year-old fraudulently transferred more than £55,000 from Reflex Labels into six of his own bank accounts. This was across 34 transactions between July and November 2018. He stole final salary payments being made to employees who were leaving the business. One former employee queried why they failed to receive the higher settlement payment they were expecting, and at this point,…

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January 23, 2022

Partnership With Bizimply: Payroll, HR & Workforce Management Combined

Moorepay has joined forces with Bizimply to provide a more comprehensive offering to the hospitality, retail and care industry. About our partnership Yes, it’s official! Moorepay’s Payroll and HR Solutions will now integrate seamlessly with the Bizimply, so that we can offer a payroll, HR and workforce management solution for a multitude of industries. The Moorepay Next Generation technology is created to be flexible and easily integrated. Bizimply easily connects to the Moorepay payroll & HR solution through seamless integration. Together, we’re helping SMEs to…

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January 20, 2022

Unfair dismissal when employee refuses to agree to employment contract changes

An Employment Tribunal found a solicitor was unfairly dismissed for refusing to agree to changes to her employment contract. These changes would have given the employer the freedom to unilaterally reduce her pay and hours to 80% or place her on furlough. The dismissal was unfair because of a lack of meaningful consultation and failure to reasonably consider alternatives to dismissal. The facts Following a downturn in work at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a firm of solicitors decided to place around half of…

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unfair dismissal case study
January 12, 2022

Our Next Generation Software & Microsoft Technology

As part of our Next Generation Software, we're now operating across the latest Microsoft Azure cloud-based solution. But what does that mean? Well, we’re glad you asked! On the surface of it, you might not think this is the most exciting feature across our Next Generation Software – but that’s where you’d be mistaken. Hosting our software on Microsoft Azure comes with some notable benefits. We’re talking streamlined processes, improved flexibility and added security to boot. It’s technology that we’re happy to put our trust…

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January 11, 2022

Connecting through API integration

We believe in harmony through collaboration. That’s why our easy to access Next Generation Software bridges the gap between applications through open API architecture. Not just for the technological wizards of the payroll & HR world, our Next Generation software makes APIs accessible for businesses large and small. What are APIs? Application programming interfaces, affectionately known as APIs, are clever connections that allow systems to communicate with each other efficiently. They're built to streamline data flow i.e. pass information back and forth easily. And our…

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payroll software UI on laptop
January 6, 2022

VIDEO | Key features of our Mobile App

Perhaps you've read about the Moorepay Mobile App and you're keen to see it in action. Well, you'll be chuffed to know we've got a quick video that runs through some of the hottest features available in the app. From accessing payslips, to creating timesheets and booking holidays - employees can do it quickly and with extreme ease. Plus, it's just as easy for managers and admins too - fast, streamlined approvals at the click of a button. The Moorepay Mobile App is easy to…

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January 3, 2022

VIDEO | Our Next Generation Software

Our Next Generation Payroll & HR Software - just how good does it really look? And what can it actually do? (Because we all know looks aren't everything!) This quick video shows off our new, Next Generation Software. From unrivalled automation, to remarkable integration, and exception reporting: altogether, it's an unbeatable user experience. Take a look and see for yourself! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ROJqJjsew[/embed] Taste buds tickled? Yeah, we thought they might be! Find out more by registering your interest for our Next Generation Payroll & HR Software…

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November 10, 2021

Zero tax and NI on virtual Christmas parties continues!

Planning a virtual Christmas party this year? Wondering if you're exempt from paying tax and NI on associated expenses like food, drink or virtual pantomime tickets? Happily, the HMRC has confirmed that yes, this year the tax and NI exemptions normally applied to the annual Christmas ‘do’ will also apply to virtual Christmas parties, like the year before. Yippee! To confirm: the scope of section 264 ITEPA03 now also applies to providing food, entertainment and other expenses you might incur when hosting your virtual event.…

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October 29, 2021

Do car allowance schemes count as earnings or business expenses?

HMRC was successful in an appeal where it was confirmed that Class 1 National Insurance (NICs) were correctly applied on Car Allowance payments to employees. The employer, Laing O’Rourke Services, paid employees under a car allowance scheme between 2004/5 and 2017/18. Their employees could choose whether to receive a car allowance payment instead of a company car. If employees chose the car allowance payment, they needed to have a car available to use that met specified requirements. Access to the scheme was not determined on…

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October 29, 2021

What determines worker status?

A recent employment tribunal case looked at whether a worker would be classified as self-employed or as a ‘worker’, as the individual asserted that she should have been paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) due to being a ‘worker’. The tribunal found that she was not deemed a ‘worker’, due to a variety of reasons. First, the individual could send a substitution to carry out work in her place and did so on several instances. She did this without prior approval from the engager. Secondly,…

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