March 29, 2022

The National Insurance threshold increase: better late than never?

Some changes in National Insurance, the Employment Allowance, and income tax will significantly impact payroll professionals - as well as 70% of households in the UK. In the Spring Statement on 23 March 2022, Rishi Sunak announced that, among other things, workers will be able to keep more of their income before they start paying National Insurance from the beginning of July. Here's what the changes are and why the news is so significant to payroll professionals and employees. A quick summary of changes The…

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March 28, 2022

Preparing for payroll year end: a checklist

Yes it’s that time of year again - the payroll year end is fast approaching! Here’s everything you need to do to prepare for it. Payroll year end ties in with the tax year end, which this year is 5 April 2022. The deadline for getting your ducks in a row (i.e. doing all of your paperwork) is 31 May 2022. Quick checklist Send last FPS to HMRC Report your expenses and benefits Prepare for new tax year and the first payroll run Send P60…

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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 28, 2022

Is redundancy pay pensionable?

If you’re making redundancies in your business, you might be wondering what to do about your employees’ final redundancy payments regarding their pension. Do employers have to take pension contributions from redundancy pay? Can employees choose to add more into their pension pot? Sit back and relax as we go through the process below. If you make an employee redundant, do you have to take pension contributions from their redundancy pay? When an employee gets made redundant, they’re usually entitled to a redundancy payment, separate…

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is redundancy pay pensionable
January 27, 2022

Is maternity pay pensionable?

What happens to someone’s private or company pension when they go on maternity leave? The basics Due to Auto-Enrolment, all employers have to enrol their staff into a company pension scheme and contribute at least 3% of their annual salary to the pension each year. And when taking maternity leave, an employee is allowed to benefit from all the things they usually would such as paid holiday, employee protection from unfair dismissal, employee benefits - and employer pension contributions. So, we’ve established the employee should receive the…

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is maternity pay pensionable
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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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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January 10, 2022

Say hello to our Next Generation Software

We’ve broken up with buffering, excessive tabs, and old school navigation, and we’ve never felt better. We’re excited to announce our Next Generation Software, ushering in a new era for payroll and HR professionals. The industry came knocking and we answered. Easy to use The new user experience had a simple focus: being easy to use. So, we’ve streamlined the menu screen, we’ve redesigned the user interface, and we’ve even added built-in user-guides for an additional level of support. This brand-new user experience makes our…

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