April 17, 2020

Furlough Scheme Cut-off Extended to 19 March

On 15 April 2020, the Government issued detailed guidance on how employers can claim ‘furlough’ pay for employees who are temporarily not working. This included an extension to the furlough scheme cut-off date. The date at which employees must be on their employer’s payroll to qualify, has been pushed back from 29 February 2020 to…

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April 6, 2020

Ministry of Defence calls up 3,000 Reservists in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

Call up: what happens when the MOD needs your reservists? The  Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that it is calling up 3,000 military reservists with ‘specialist skills’ in order to bolster the fight against Coronavirus / COVID- 19. Many employers will be asking what their responsibilities are and what help is available when the…

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March 26, 2020

FAQs: Statutory Sick Pay for Coronavirus / COVID-19

The Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that  Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will be paid to all qualifying employees from day one for Covid-19 / Coronavirus related sickness, including self-isolating. This took effect from 13 March 2020 and the measure will last for at least eight months. The emergency legislation (2020 no 287) was passed…

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March 13, 2020

Business Implications of Budget 2020

Did you watch it? Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his first budget on 11 March 2020. So, what’s changed? And what are the business implications of budget 2020? Read on to find out. What’s Changing for Businesses? Business rates in England will be abolished for firms in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors with a rateable…

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March 5, 2020

FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (March Update)

Updated 5 March 2021 Furlough Scheme Extension Updates Q: What are the new updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)? A: The government has now announced what’s considered to be the final extension of the scheme until 30 September 2021. Employers can continue to claim up to 80% of wages in May and June 2021.This…

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November 15, 2019

The CIPP Payroll Assurance Scheme: Moorepay is Accredited Again

Exciting Announcement: We’ve successfully passed CIPP’s Payroll Assurance Scheme audit – again. That’s seven years of accreditation! The Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS) is the only voluntary accreditation on the market; approved and developed in partnership with HMRC. So, Moorepay’s customers can continue to have confidence in the payroll services we provide. The importance of the…

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September 11, 2019

Seriously. What is an API?

‘How can I automatically move data from one system into another?’ you ask, filled with concern it’s an impossible task and you’re doomed to an eternity of entering it all manually. Your tech savvy colleague frowns at you and says ‘Err… We can just use an API.’ You nod vigorously and say ‘Of course, yeah,…

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August 12, 2019

Stop Doing Unnecessary Admin. Start Using Employee Self-Service.

By 2020 we’ll be holidaying on Mars and dishwashers will fill themselves. Hmmm. Perhaps we’re not quite there yet. But technology is pretty slick, right? We can make calls from our watches and track our taxis without speaking to anyone. But just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, along came Employee Self-Service… What…

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April 3, 2019

Two Major Changes to Itemised Pay Statements

From 6 April 2019 two major changes to the rules on itemised pay statements take effect. The Employment Rights Act 1996 has been amended meaning that: Firstly, the right to an itemised pay statement has been extended to include workers Secondly, itemised pay statements must include the numbers of hours worked where the employee’s pay…

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