June 2, 2021

What counts as worker status?

An Important Case on the Topic of Worker Status decided by the EAT in April 2021. A ruling has confirmed that drivers working for the private hire and cab and courier service, Addison Lee, should be classified as ‘workers’, and will subsequently be entitled to the rights that workers receive. This follows on from the…

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May 15, 2021

How to apply student loan banding to employee pay

Your employee might be young enough to be in a higher repayment scheme, have PHD’s coming out of their ears, or maybe they have multiple loans to repay. Whatever the circumstance, whatever the repayment, this information impacts your payroll. Read on to find out how to apply student loans to your payroll, and important information…

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May 12, 2021

It’s not if you’ll switch to Faster Payments, it’s when.

We’ve seen the volume of employees paid by Faster Payments rise rapidly through the first months of 2021. Since November last year, we’ve almost doubled the number of monthly transactions. And in the same period, the monetary value of transactions has increased by almost 120%. What’s more, the overall number of Faster Payment transactions in…

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May 9, 2021

How to apply changes to personal tax allowance to your payroll

With the new tax year comes new allowances, taxes, benefits and legislation that we payrollers need to be aware of. Something to keep in mind this year is the personal tax allowance – but how is this applied to your payroll? Changes to personal tax allowance for 2021/22 For the tax year 21/22, the personal…

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May 7, 2021

How to calculate holiday pay: an employer’s guide

Is calculating worker holiday pay driving you round the bend? Feel like you’re owed a holiday just for getting your head around it? Check out our employers’ guide to holiday pay calculations to make some sense of it all. In terms of what workers are owed when taking holiday, they are entitled to a day’s…

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May 5, 2021

What are the risks of payroll outsourcing?

Outsourcing your payroll, just like outsourcing anything in your business, does come with an element of risk. And not necessarily a fun kind of risk, like karaoke, blind dates, or opening a packet of ham that’s been in your fridge for a while. That being said, a small amount of risk can lead to great…

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May 4, 2021

Outsourcing payroll for small businesses 

Timely, accurate payroll delivery is arguably one of the most fundamental parts of your business. Payroll has a key role to play in maintaining morale, productivity and trust. Issues small businesses may face with their payroll Unfortunately, in-house payroll functions are as reliable as the people doing the work. There’s always a risk you may…

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May 3, 2021

Your checklist for data that should pull from HR to Payroll

Payroll and HR, Bonnie and Clyde, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. You simply can’t have one without the other! Whether your payroll sits within the HR team, finance, or you have a separate dedicated team altogether, the two are always intricately linked. And having data accurately pull from one to the other is essential for accurate payroll…

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May 1, 2021

What you’ll need to kick-start using APIs in payroll

Thinking about setting up an API integration to connect your payroll to other systems? Here’s what you need to know to get APIs to work for you. Why use APIs in the first place? It’s common knowledge that different providers have different specialties and strengths. For example, if you go to a craft beer pub,…

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April 26, 2021

How to calculate employees’ pensionable earnings

We know that, as an employer, by law we must contribute to our employees’ pension. But what are pensionable earnings? And how do we calculate them? As an employer, you must now legally auto enrol your employees into your workplace pension scheme. Contributions must hit minimum contributions to be legally compliant and will reflect figures…

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April 14, 2021

What was the verdict on worker status at Uber?

An Important Case on the Topic of Worker Status decided by the EAT in February 2021. In this case, the main question raised is whether an Uber driver is a “worker” for the purposes of employment legislation. A “worker” has the right to be paid at least the national minimum wage, receive annual paid leave…

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