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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June 3, 2013

Real Time Information: What’s the big idea?

Branded one of the biggest changes to payroll legislation since the introduction of PAYE, Real Time Information (or RTI), was rolled out in April 2013 at Her Majesty’s request. While the nuts and bolts of PAYE remain unchanged, the ‘how’s’ and ‘when’s’ of payroll processing have caused quite a shake-up within the industry. In a…

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May 7, 2013

HR and payroll gap closed for UK SMEs

HR and payroll provider Moorepay has announced a hugely successful year. Morepay is celebrating its 1,000th new client win and is helping to close the gap that left small and medium-sized businesses often ignored by providers. Upon launch in March 2012, Gary Boyes, Director at Moorepay (a NorthgateArinso company), predicted big things for Moorepayhr, their cloud-based integrated HR…

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May 3, 2013

E-payslips: The future?

Churning out contracts, timesheets and attendance records to name a few, the HR and payroll department are a paper-making machine. While the requirement to print certain documents remains, there’s little doubt that this approach is hardly environmentally friendly. But times are changing and there are some documents traditionally delivered in hard copy that have made…

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July 19, 2012

Students in Employment

The P38(s) procedure is still with us for the 2011/12 year, but when should it be used and when should a P46 be used instead? The CWG2 Employers Further Guide to PAYE & Nic’s now calls the P38(S) a Special Procedure – You can use a P38(S) but it does not have to be in…

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