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…

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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…

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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…

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March 28, 2022

Preparing for payroll year end: a checklist

Yes it’s that time of year again – the payroll year end is fast approaching! Here’s everything you need to do to prepare for it. Payroll year end ties in with the tax year end, which this year is 5 April 2022. The deadline for getting your ducks in a row (i.e. doing all of…

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March 17, 2022

Employee, worker, or self-employed: what’s the difference and who cares?

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a…contract of employment. In 2018, the Government published its ‘Good Work Plan’, designed to bring the world of work into the 21st Century. It proudly announced the introduction of legislation to ‘improve the clarity of employment status tests’ and prevent employers ‘trying…

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March 4, 2022

What should employers do if remote staff have a power cut?

With storms causing all sorts of issues in the UK, power cuts have become a real risk for businesses. So what do you do if your employee who’s working from home experiences a power shortage? Power shortages can happen at any time in the day and usually last for a few hours. Depending which members…

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March 2, 2022

International Women’s Day | Breaking the biases in leadership 

In our conversation with Michelle Hobson, Moorepay’s HR Services Director, we discuss what biases we need to break when it comes to women and leadership.  What’s the main barrier between women and senior leadership? I think as a society we have made positive improvements and some aspects of gender inequality have been stamped out, for…

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February 28, 2022

Ready for year end? Our Mobile App is

Just because the end of the tax year is drawing closer doesn’t mean we’ve taken our foot off the gas – here’s the latest and greatest from the Moorepay Mobile App. You’re welcome. So, what exciting new features are ready for the market? Expenses We’ve all been there. A long business trip, you’ve finally unpacked…

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February 28, 2022

Microsoft integration: Changing the way holiday is booked

Employees can now book their holidays directly through Microsoft Outlook Office 365. Check emails and book holidays without switching screen. We’re usually against emails and holidays combining, but in this instance we’ll make an exception. Here’s what you can expect from this integration and the benefits coming along with it. Easy to access Our Next…

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February 24, 2022

Are we ready to start thinking about holidays again?

Summer is around the corner and as more countries begin to open their boarders to tourism, are we ready to start thinking about holidays again? For almost two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a stop to most types of holidays, especially long-haul travel. This has been devastating for the travel industry in particular, which…

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February 24, 2022

Living with Covid: what does this mean for employers?

The recent ‘Living with Covid Plan’ set out by the prime minister means big changes to how Covid is managed in the workplace. But how will this impact your business? In general, the new guidance puts emphasis on the employers to manage the health and safety of their employees, rather than the rules being set…

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February 16, 2022

Unlimited holiday: too good to be true?

Allowing staff to take unlimited paid time off work might seem like a fantastic benefit to improve employee wellbeing. But does this perk do more harm than good? What is unlimited holiday The trend of unlimited holiday started in Silicon Valley in the US, and is now being taken up by some companies in the UK…

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