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April 22, 2022

Legislation help: How to keep up with payroll updates

Businesses across the UK are forever seeing payroll updates coming thick and fast. So, how do you keep up with the latest payroll updates? With so much to remember - and so much at stake if you get it wrong - where do you start? We've got a couple of tips to help you, keep reading to find out more. Email alerts If you want the latest changes to payroll legislation sent directly to your inbox – sign up for relevant email alerts. A great…

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April 14, 2022

How to stop difficult employees creating a toxic workplace

Managing gossip, bullying, and difficult employees in the workplace can be a time consuming and all too common action for employers. If the issue isn’t handled quickly, it can impact team morale, performance and potentially lead to a legal complaint. There have been many conversations recently about workplace harassment, discrimination, sexism and wider diversity and inclusion problems which have highlighted just how many people experience a toxic work culture. And with more employees now returning to the office after a period of working remotely, these…

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April 13, 2022

LGBTQIA+ essentials for employers: what does LGBTQIA+ mean?

If you’re not part of the LGBTQIA+ community and want to learn more, whether for yourself or to be a better employer, it can be difficult to know where to begin. In a recent survey with our colleagues, 41% said they are currently trying to educate themselves about LGBTQ+ issues and 19% said they haven’t started yet but intend to soon. So, where to begin? Well, a great place to start is to learn what the LGBTQIA+ community consists of and what are the correct…

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April 8, 2022

New legislation | Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

There are new changes to the laws that govern Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In short, these new rules extend an employer's duties when it comes to PPE. Read on to find out what's changed, when it's effective, and what employer's need to do to stay compliant with this change to HSE regulations. New PPE legislation, what's changed? The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations date back to 1992. They were introduced as part of the 6 Pack Regulation written to implement EU directives aimed at…

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April 7, 2022

Employee and employer rights when it comes to KIT days

Lockdown restrictions have ended and, despite the odd snow shower, spring is here. So employees who are on a period of maternity, adoption or shared parental leave will probably be relishing the chance to get out and about with the family and enjoy the sunshine. Unless they are nearly ready to return, they probably aren’t thinking too much about work. But actually, as anyone who has taken an extended break from work knows, it can be daunting to return and pick up the reins as…

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April 7, 2022

The best bits of our 2.0 Next Generation Software release

Last month we released the latest version of our Next Generation Software. From fixes and APIs, to app advancements and the freshest legislation, here are just some of our favourite updates. Because we love to spoil you! Expenses in our Mobile App Whether it’s a bacon bap while your employees are out on the road, or an overnight stop for their most recent business trip – whatever the expense, the approval workflow just got easy. Forget jumping through hoops and constant back and forth, we’ve…

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March 31, 2022

Is the 4 day work week here to stay? Here’s the results

Because Thursdays the new Friday, right? Do you remember the 4 day work week trial that started last June? No, me neither. But since it's conclusion in December the results of said trial have now been posted. Below is summary of the findings. What was it? The trial, which was the world's largest to date, involved 61 companies and around 2,900 workers, and took place from June to December 2022. Companies from diverse sectors and sizes participated, each designing a policy tailored to its particular…

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Top 6 ways to retain your best employees
March 31, 2022

P&O Ferries | Was their mass redundancy process justified?

The Chief Executive of P&O Ferries said he stands by his decision on the mass-redundancy over video call. In the wake of P&O Ferries' termination of some 800 employees jobs, there has been a lot of negative press coverage, government involvement and likely future claims from ‘sacked’ staff. Despite this, Peter Hebblethwaite, Chief Executive of P&O Ferries, claimed that he would make the same decision again because it had saved the business. Hebblethwaite stated the reason for this was to save on staffing costs, as…

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March 31, 2022

Ukrainian refugees | Considerations for employers

Across the world, people have been horrified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and by footage of Ukrainians, especially women and children, crossing the country’s borders. The latest figures suggest an exodus of around four million people from the country. For Europeans particularly, a war on the continent has been shocking and led to an outpouring of offers of help, aid and homes. Although the UK has so far issued only 26,000 visas to Ukrainians fleeing the war, the anticipation of the arrival of the…

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ukrainian refugees in the UK
March 29, 2022

The National Insurance threshold increase: better late than never?

Some changes in National Insurance, the Employment Allowance, and income tax will significantly impact payroll professionals - as well as 70% of households in the UK. In the Spring Statement on 23 March 2022, Rishi Sunak announced that, among other things, workers will be able to keep more of their income before they start paying National Insurance from the beginning of July. Here's what the changes are and why the news is so significant to payroll professionals and employees. A quick summary of changes The…

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