February 29, 2016

New Payrolling BIKs Scheme – Time saver or added headache

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to report your employees’ benefits to HRMC following the end of the tax year? Well, that’s what the Government is now offering employers. The new ‘voluntary service’, which launches in April, will allow employers to payroll most of their employee benefits (Benefits-in-Kind) in order to avoid filling…

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February 23, 2016

Our easy guide to the National Living Wage

Are you concerned about how the national living wage will affect your business this April? Do you know what the impact would be on your business when a full time worker aged 25 or over who is currently on the National Minimum Wage will be paid an extra £4,800 per year by 2020? Don’t worry,…

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February 18, 2016

The National Living Wage and what it means for businesses

With The National Living Wage due to come into force in April 2016 many employers are worrying about how they will cope with the increased wage bill. With an estimated 2.7 million people expected to directly gain as a result, one thing to be mindful of is the fact that many people will feel more…

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December 7, 2015

4 tips to avoid Christmas payroll pitfalls

It’s nearly Christmas, which means many people can look forward to a well-earned rest. But if you are an employer or payroll professional, Christmas and New Year brings a number of potential challenges that you need to be aware of and prepare for before you can start your Christmas break. Here are our top 5…

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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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