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 24, 2021

Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2021: A Six Month Extension

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Equality and Human Rights Commission have announced an extension to the Gender Pay Gap Reporting deadline for 2021. Employers now have until 5 October 2021 to publish their gender pay gap data. This gives organisations some much-needed breathing space following a busy year of Job Retention Scheme implications,…

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February 17, 2021

An Update from Anthony | February 2021

It’s been a very difficult few months since my last blog post as the impact of the pandemic continues to ricochet and touch us all. Day-to-day life is still incredibly challenging for many. You’ll know from your own friends, family and professional networks that NHS staff and other key workers, including payroll professionals, remain under…

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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 28, 2021

The Four-Day Working Week: a Resolution to the Gender Pay Gap?

The four-day working week was hot on the agenda back in 2019, but it’s taken a backseat in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rise of homeworking and the increasing desire for flexibility, is it time to dust off the idea? The four-day working week comes with plenty of benefits for employees as…

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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 21, 2021

New Report Reveals Employers Are Failing to Protect Workers From COVID

Are you doing enough to protect your workers and avoid HSE enforcement action?  A recent BBC article reported concerning figures which suggest that either employers are failing to protect their workers from COVID-19, or failing to adequately communicate effective COVID controls to their employees. The report states that between 6 and 14 January, the Health…

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January 12, 2021

8 Easy Ways to Boost Your Employees’ Wellbeing This Blue Monday

This could be the bluest Monday in history. With a year of uncertainty behind us, and many more challenges to come, it’s more important than ever for businesses to prioritise their employees’ wellbeing. With this in mind, we’ve put together this list of how you can easily support your employees in beating the Monday blues.…

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January 6, 2021

Brexit’s Immediate Effect on Health and Safety 

Following the formalisation of a trade deal and the end of the Brexit Transition period, what is the immediate effect of Brexit on UK health and safety legislation? And how will your business, and your processes be affected? The UK has been driving health and safety standards across the world for decades. Even prior to…

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January 5, 2021

Can You Force an Employee to get the Covid Vaccine?

The roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine in December marked what the health secretary, Matt Hancock, referred to as a historic moment in overcoming the pandemic. But what does this mean for employers? As we know, employers have a duty, as far as reasonably practicable, to ensure the health and safety of their employees and…

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January 4, 2021

Employment Law Changes & Important Dates in 2021

2021 will see the introduction of life post-brexit, as well as new off-payroll working (IR35) rules, gender pay gap reporting, increased statutory rates of pay… the list goes on. This blog post lists some of the key events and all-important dates to look out for this year. Post-Brexit Immigration System From 1 January 2021, EEA…

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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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