September 10, 2021

Furlough is ending: what do payroll professionals need to do?

After supporting businesses for 19 months, the Coronavirus Job Retention or Furlough Scheme finally ends on September 30th 2021. What do employers and payroll professionals need to do as the scheme comes to a close? Many payroll professionals have had to adapt to furlough calculations and processing since March 2020. Whether going back to normality…

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August 2, 2021

When are employees eligible to make a flexible working request?

The details of the Flexible Working Bill read 30 June 2021, by Labour MP Tulip Siddiq. Currently, employees must have worked for their employer for a minimum of 26 weeks to be eligible to make a flexible working request. Recently, Labour MP, Tulip Siddiq, read a Flexible Working Bill in the House of Commons, which…

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July 27, 2021

Calculating holiday entitlement for variable-hours employees

Calculating holiday entitlement for workers with regular hours is relatively straight-forward. But what happens when you have employees who work different hours every day, week, or month? We’ve already covered how to calculate holiday entitlement for part-time workers, furloughed workers, casual workers, and how to calculate holiday pay for employees on a range of contracts. This article gets into…

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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 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 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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June 22, 2021

Reasons why switching payroll provider will make your finance team happy

We’re creatures of habit. Not so keen on change. It’s no surprise that switching payroll providers comes with a little work, and a lot of stakeholder management. So, if the purse string holders aren’t already convinced, here’s why they should give the green light. Cost savings This is the most obvious one. If you tell…

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Five ways software integration will save you money

Integration doesn’t just mean touch free data, a seamless experience and APIs lightening the load. What if we told you integration could have your finance team jumping for joy too? With 82% of businesses failing due to cashflow issues, it pays to invest in integration. Reduce headcount Ever get the feeling your admins spend their…

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June 21, 2021

Five ways payroll integration will catapult your growth plans

When we think business growth we think about the right people in the right places, but what about the right tools implemented in the right way? Check out these knock-out reasons as to why you should be focusing on payroll integration. Efficiency In the business world if you can be one thing, then be efficient.…

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