April 7, 2021

Four quick tips for faster timesheet processing

When the end of the month is hurtling towards you the last thing you need is outstanding, incomplete or downright wrong timesheets. The key to end of month bliss? A timely and clean timesheet process powered by your people managers. “But how?” we hear you cry. Well, that’s what we answer in this article. Electronic…

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March 4, 2021

The Budget 2021: How it Affects Payroll

The Budget was announced by Rishi Sunak yesterday, declaring the Government’s plans for spending and taxation for the upcoming financial year 2021-22. We’ve summarised the key facts that payroll professionals need to know below. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) The Budget confirms the continuation of the Coronavirus Job Retention (furlough) Scheme in its current form…

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February 24, 2021

How Much Time are you Wasting on Occupational Sick Pay Calculations?

Does the thought of calculating sick pay make you feel, well, sick? In 2020, the average level of absence in the United Kingdom was 5.8 days per employee. So unfortunately, sick pay calculations aren’t going anywhere. However, clever automation and bespoke auto-applied rules to your sick pay could save you time. What is Occupational Sick…

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February 16, 2021

Preparing for Payroll Year End: A Checklist

Are you a payroll professional? Remind yourself how to prepare for payroll year end in this article. The article below is a transcript of a video we created on this topic, which you can watch here. Sending Your Final Full Payment Submission (FPS) You can use your payroll software to send a Full Payment Submission…

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January 25, 2021

New Off-Payroll Working (IR35) Rules: Your FAQs

The new rules for off-payroll working (IR35) in the private sector are fast-approaching. If your business is busy preparing for the changes on 6 April, perhaps this blog post will help you. We’ve compiled the questions asked by attendees at our recent off-payroll working (OPW) webinar. Our in-house payroll experts have answered them all –…

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January 4, 2021

Brexit 2021: Implications for Your Workforce

The United Kingdom ceased to be a member state of the European Union on 31 January 2020. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, it continued to be treated like any other member state. It did so until ‘IP completion day’, which was 31 December 2020. As of IP completion day, the free movement regime…

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December 3, 2020

The Easy Way to Switch Payroll Providers

Your phone, it’s your lifeline. Happy with rubbish signal – nope! Happy to put up with rubbish reception? Nope! Cool with an old fashioned, inadequate handset? Absolutely not! Footloose and fancy free about lifelong contract terms? Erm, hell no! And then they put their prices up. They’ve really taken the biscuit this time. With your…

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Myth Busting: Switching Payroll Provider Edition

As a payroll professional, you’re loyal. You’ll stick with your supplier through thick and thin. Putting up with subpar integration, clunky software and even payroll inaccuracies. But why? It all boils down to the fear of switching payroll provider. If the phrase ‘switching provider’ makes your palms puddle with sweat, you’ve fallen victim to the…

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November 30, 2020

Zero Tax and NI on Virtual Christmas Parties!

Planning a virtual Christmas party this year? Wondering if you’re exempt from paying tax and NI on associated expenses like food, drink or virtual pantomime tickets? Happily, the HMRC has confirmed that this year – yes – the tax and NI exemptions normally applied to the annual Christmas ‘do’ will also apply to virtual Christmas…

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November 20, 2020

IR35 and Off-Payroll Working: What’s the Difference?

When the imminent changes to off-payroll working were first introduced, I have to admit, there was a lot of terminology to take in. One article would refer to the changes as IR35. Whereas other articles would described it as off-payroll working. This led to some debate amongst Moorepay colleagues. We were of course keen to…

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September 21, 2020

How is agency worker status changing due to a new case?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently ruled that individual workers for Royal Mail are indeed agency workers. Agency workers have the right to be treated no less favourably when compared to those who are employed by the organisation, as per the Agency Workers regulations 2010. This means they have the same right to basic…

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