October 24, 2014

New equal pay powers for Tribunals

Employment Tribunals now have the power to order equal pay audits for employers who have lost equal pay claims. Equal pay audits have previously been championed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission as good practice.  However, they have not been mandatory until now – as we briefly mentioned last month in our article Four October…

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September 24, 2014

Case against Tribunal Fees grows

The case against the introduction of Employment Tribunal Fees is gaining momentum – with UNISON bringing brand new evidence to the table. The Trade Union’s recent appeal case – heard on 18 September – has been put on hold and a new one with much stronger evidence will be presented at the High Court. UNISON reports that in the…

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August 19, 2014

Over four million employees have now Auto Enrolled

More than four million workers are part of an Auto Enrolment workplace pension scheme, according to recent figures from The Pensions Regulator (TPR). More than 21,000 employers have now told TPR how they have met their duties in their compliance declaration. The figures also showed that 8.6 million employees were now members of qualifying pension…

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March 21, 2014

How does the 2014 Budget impact SMEs?

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Budget speech in Parliament this week, with a favourable outcome for SMEs. He boosted two key areas of commercial activity – business investment and exports, both of which have badly underperformed in recent years. The Chancellor doubled the Annual Investment Allowance and, from the start of the new tax year,…

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March 19, 2014

Budget 2014: Predictions

It’s the day of the UK 2014 Budget and the big question is – will the Government favour the electorate or SMEs? There’s just 14 months left until the next election which could influence Chancellor George Osborne’s financial decisions. But the Coalition’s reliance on small businesses to drive the country out of recession may be…

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February 10, 2014

Cloud-based HR solution leads the way

UK-wide sales of Moorepayhr have continued their significant market growth, increasing by over 100% from last year. The cloud-based HR solution, launched by leading payroll and HR company Moorepay less than two years ago, is now adding value to more than 2500 small and medium sized businesses. Designed to eliminate many of the day-to-day administrative…

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February 7, 2014

Employment Tribunal fees – Judicial review fails

UNISON has failed to overturn the introduction of fees for Claimants in the Employment Tribunal system. The High Court in The Queen on the Application of Unison v Lord Chancellor has turned down UNISON’s judicial review application against the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 (the ‘2013 Order’). On the surface this…

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February 6, 2014

Could auto enrolment spell trouble for SMEs?

It’s all change for UK pensions with the introduction of the Government’s latest shake up to employment law – auto enrolment. The new legislation, a bid to ensure all UK workers have a retirement fund by the end of their careers, means all business must automatically enrol qualifying workers into a company pension scheme. This…

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January 2, 2014

False fire alarms now lead to fines for London businesses

London businesses will now be charged if they call the fire service more than 10 times a year for a false alarm. In the last financial year, London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called out to 403 locations over 10 times, which cost it around £800,000. If it had charged for this, nearly £500,000 would have…

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December 6, 2013

Young Brits told they have to work until 70

Young UK workers can expect a long working life following Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement that the state pension age will increase to 70. Part of a long-term plan to save £500 billion over the next 50 years, the reform was announced on Thursday in the half-yearly statement about the UK economy. Increasing the state pension age…

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November 28, 2013

Moorepay launches cloud-based Time and Attendance solution

UK businesses lose millions every year through inefficient payroll reporting, incorrect data entry and even timecard fraud. Business owners are constantly looking for solutions that save money without sacrificing their efficiency or productivity. Just five minutes of lost time per employee per day may result in a business losing over £100 per employee per year,…

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October 15, 2013

Welcome to the new Moorepay blog!

Your comprehensive resource for everything payroll, HR and compliance-related. Whether you’re new to the world of HR and payroll, or a seasoned pro at managing HR functions, you’ll find our expert insights and guidance on all the topics that matters to your department, right here. Sitting proudly at the forefront of people management, Moorepay are…

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