November 30, 2020

Zero Tax and NI on Virtual Christmas Parties!

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 this year – yes – the tax and NI exemptions normally applied to the annual Christmas ‘do’ will also apply to virtual Christmas…

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November 5, 2020

Extended CJRS (Furlough): What Employers Need to Know

On 5 November the Chancellor announced an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS, or furlough scheme). The CJRS will now run until March 2021 to protect businesses and employees during the second national lockdown. Meanwhile the Job Support Scheme, which was scheduled to start on Sunday 1st November, has been postponed until the…

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October 27, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme News: False Furlough Grant Claims

The trade union, Unite union, is pursuing a claim for unfair dismissal, unlawful deduction of wages and breach of contract after a worker was told that he was expected to continue to work while furloughed. The employer Falconex strongly denies all the allegations. The trade union alleged that its member was told in May that…

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Did Home Care Staff Receive Unlawful Deduction of Wages?

An important case on the topic of the unlawful deduction of wages was decided by the Employment Law Tribunal on 3 September 2020. Recent Development in National Minimum Wage – Ms E Harris and 8 others v Kaamil Education, Diligent Care Services and Premier Carewaiting. A group of home care providers have been ordered to…

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How Did the LGBT Community Win Against Jaguar Land Rover Ltd?

An important sex discrimination case, and victory for the LGBT community, was decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 21 September 2020. Does protection under the Equality Act for those going through gender reassignment extend to those who identify as gender-fluid or non-binary? Yes, stated the Employment Tribunal in this case. The Government Equalities Office…

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October 19, 2020

Zellis Awarded Software Product of the Year

Moorepay’s parent company Zellis was awarded software product of the year by the CIPP during their Annual Excellence Awards. Judged by an independent panel, this prestigious award is given to software that enables companies to run their payroll in-house. Judges were looking for a solution that was compliant, user friendly, enabled best practice and was well…

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October 13, 2020

The Three Tiered System for Lockdown Explained

On October 12th, the Prime Minister announced significant changes to lockdown measures across England. This included introducing a three-tier system for regions across the UK. There is now a three tier strategy for lockdown restrictions per region. Find out what rules apply to each tier, how these changes will impact upon your business and considerations…

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September 30, 2020

Are You Keeping a Close Eye on Working Time?

In the current climate, many employees are working more flexibly than before the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s important to keep a close eye on the implications of such flexibility when it comes to assessing working time. Keep reading as we share a recent case of unfair constructive dismissal over working time. We also answer: Is…

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September 22, 2020

“Work From Home if You Can”: How The Update Affects Your Business

New measures are to come into force in the UK to reduce the dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases. On 22nd September, changes were announced and Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has advised people to work from home “if they can”. Westminster and the Devolved Administrations recently announced additional controls to reduce surge of COVID-19 cases…

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September 9, 2020

An Update From Anthony | September 2020

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, now is perhaps a good time to reflect on how we at Moorepay have dealt with the situation and what we’ve learnt. In previous communications, I shared the steps we pledged to take to support our customers, to continue to pay their people on time and in line…

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September 2, 2020

Considerations When Returning to the Workplace

As the children go back to school at the start of September, the government are launching a campaign to encourage the UK workforce to move back to their normal place of work. But what do employers need to consider before moving staff back into the workplace? In July the Office for National Statistics reported that…

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August 20, 2020

Did Sex Discrimination Lead to Dismissal at DS Smith Packaging Ltd?

An important case on the topic of sex discrimination was decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 5 June 2020. The Claimant, Adrienne Liebenberg, commenced her employment with DS Smith as a commercial director in November 2016. Her remuneration package was a basic salary of £200,000 per annum, a discretionary bonus of up to 50%…

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