April 7, 2015

The key tax dates, deadlines and changes in 2015-16

With ever-changing legislation and the array of reporting requirements imposed employers, it can be challenging to stay on top of the various deadlines, key dates and changes to tax legislation. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Payroll World and JLT Employee Benefits to launch our 2015/16 Annual Tax Fact Card a helpful tool to remind you of some of the…

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December 23, 2014

Bank Holidays – What you need to know

As we move into 2015, we thought we’d share the most important things small business need to know about Bank Holidays and Employee Entitlements. 1.  Britain has eight permanent bank holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday and Late Summer bank holiday. But were you…

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September 5, 2014

Paying respect with National Payroll Week

This week was National Payroll Week – an ideal opportunity to thank your company’s payroll department for their hard work. National Payroll Week ran from 1st to 5th September. Hosted by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), National Payroll Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the important part that payroll plays in the…

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July 29, 2014

Should Holiday Pay include commission?

It seems that Holiday Pay can sometimes include commission – but only if it’s related to the number of sales you make at work. That verdict comes from a recent ruling by the European court of justice (ECJ) – otherwise workers could be put off taking leave. Most workers in the UK have a right to…

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April 30, 2014

Cutting your payroll expenses – Is it hard?

Payroll – vital to businesses but it can be expensive… To cut down these expensive processes, you first have to get to grips with it. I’m not talking about taking the easy route of cutting jobs or expenses – instead understanding how to make the function itself more streamlined and efficient. Understanding and reducing payroll…

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April 9, 2014

Auto Enrolment: 30% of SMEs are unprepared

Over 30 per cent of small and medium businesses (SMEs) are unprepared for auto enrolment, according to a new survey from Moorepay. The figures revealed that 30 per cent of the 2,500 SMEs surveyed are oblivious or unsure of their responsibilities for the new workplace pensions laws. Futher anaysis of the survey revealed that there…

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March 24, 2014

Moorepay Manager listed in prestigious Payroll Top 50

One of our Payroll Managers, Val Walker, has been recognised for outstanding achievement and has been listed in the acclaimed Payroll Top 50. Every year, Payroll World Magazine recognises the hard work of outstanding professionals that have made an impact on payroll over the last year. The list, which includes a wide range of well-known…

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March 18, 2014

Payroll has become more time consuming for some, says HMRC

Payroll processing is taking longer than ever for some firms since the introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) last year, according to HMRC research. Out of the 446 employers surveyed by HMRC, 25% found that reporting their End of Year returns takes much longer now that they have to do it in real time. The…

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February 28, 2014

National Minimum Wage penalties on the rise…

Higher penalties are being imposed on employers who fail to pay National Minimum Wage rates. Employers could be publicly named and shamed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills or even face prosecution. Why do we have a National Minimum Wage? National Minimum Wage legislation was essentially introduced to stop exploitation of workers and…

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February 19, 2014

Save up to £2,000 on National Insurance

Employers could soon save up to £2,000 on their National Insurance contributions (NICs) through a new Government initiative. A new Employment Allowance will be available from 6 April 2014 for eligible employers, allowing them to dramatically reduce Class 1 NICs.* Can I claim? Any business or charity that pays employer Class 1 NICs on employee…

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November 1, 2013

Raising awareness for the living wage

Despite living extremely busy lives, millions of UK workers don’t earn enough to live on – not enough to feed and clothe their kids, provide power for their homes, and for the other necessities of life. Shockingly, more than half of the children living in poverty in this country have one or more working parents.…

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October 11, 2013

Outsourced payroll Vs dishwashers

Have you lost your payroll person? Are you scared of doing something wrong? Are you concerned that it’s costing too much time and money or worried about changing legislation? Well, when making your decision to let someone else manage your payroll for you…try comparing it to a dishwasher. Is it better to wash the dishes…

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