January 4, 2021

Brexit 2021: Implications for Your Workforce

The United Kingdom ceased to be a member state of the European Union on 31 January 2020. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, it continued to be treated like any other member state. It did so until ‘IP completion day’, which was 31 December 2020. As of IP completion day, the free movement regime…

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December 22, 2020

FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Late January Update)

Updated 21 January 2021 Furlough Scheme Extension Updates Q: What are the new updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)? A: The government announced a further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on the 17th December 2020 following several unprecedented changes in recent weeks. On the 31st October 2020, England entered new lockdown…

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December 3, 2020

The Easy Way to Switch Payroll Providers

Your phone, it’s your lifeline. Happy with rubbish signal – nope! Happy to put up with rubbish reception? Nope! Cool with an old fashioned, inadequate handset? Absolutely not! Footloose and fancy free about lifelong contract terms? Erm, hell no! And then they put their prices up. They’ve really taken the biscuit this time. With your…

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Myth Busting: Switching Payroll Provider Edition

As a payroll professional, you’re loyal. You’ll stick with your supplier through thick and thin. Putting up with subpar integration, clunky software and even payroll inaccuracies. But why? It all boils down to the fear of switching payroll provider. If the phrase ‘switching provider’ makes your palms puddle with sweat, you’ve fallen victim to the…

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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 20, 2020

IR35 and Off-Payroll Working: What’s the Difference?

When the imminent changes to off-payroll working were first introduced, I have to admit, there was a lot of terminology to take in. One article would refer to the changes as IR35. Whereas other articles would described it as off-payroll working. This led to some debate amongst Moorepay colleagues. We were of course keen to…

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September 21, 2020

How is Agency Worker Status Changing Due to a New Case?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently ruled that individual workers for Royal Mail are indeed agency workers. Agency workers have the right to be treated no less favourably when compared to those who are employed by the organisation, as per the Agency Workers regulations 2010. This means they have the same right to basic…

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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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August 27, 2020

How to Celebrate Your Payroll Staff This National Payroll Week

Did you know that your payroll staff are key workers? Celebrate them properly this National Payroll Week, beginning 7th September. Yes, we’ll admit it: it’s been a difficult year. With the pandemic affecting every business in the UK in different ways, as individuals we’ve been under a huge amount of both professional and personal strain.…

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August 10, 2020

How to Calculate National Minimum Wage With Sleeping in Shifts?

National Minimum Wage With Sleep in Shifts: Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake BEIS (The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) has published a revised guide on calculating the NMW, with particular reference to sleep-in shifts. They appear to have brought in a new concept of ‘suitable facilities for sleeping’ when deciding if the payment…

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July 24, 2020

COVID-19: Claiming Expenses When Working From Home

During the COVID-19 crisis, many employees were asked to work from home. But did you know that employees might be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills they have to pay due to working from home on a regular basis? Read our blog post to find out what they can claim for,…

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