May 9, 2021

How to apply changes to personal tax allowance to your payroll

With the new tax year comes new allowances, taxes, benefits and legislation that we payrollers need to be aware of. Something to keep in mind this year is the personal tax allowance – but how is this applied to your payroll? Changes to personal tax allowance for 2021/22 For the tax year 21/22, the personal…

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May 7, 2021

How to calculate holiday pay: an employer’s guide

Is calculating worker holiday pay driving you round the bend? Feel like you’re owed a holiday just for getting your head around it? Check out our employers’ guide to holiday pay calculations to make some sense of it all. In terms of what workers are owed when taking holiday, they are entitled to a day’s…

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May 7, 2021

How to calculate Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

As a payroll professional you may at times be required to manually calculate Statutory Sick Pay, or SSP. Here’s how to do the maths. How is SSP Calculated? To make sense of SSP the calculation is simple. You’ll want to take the weekly rate (£96.35 April 2021 onwards) and divide it by the number of…

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May 5, 2021

What are the risks of payroll outsourcing?

Outsourcing your payroll, just like outsourcing anything in your business, does come with an element of risk. And not necessarily a fun kind of risk, like karaoke, blind dates, or opening a packet of ham that’s been in your fridge for a while. That being said, a small amount of risk can lead to great…

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May 5, 2021

Five ways to sense check you’re applying IR35 correctly

IR35: a thorn in the side of many in 2020/21. And with costly fines looming, it pays to get it right. If the thought of IR35 miscalculations and contracting is keeping you up at night, then we have some simple ways to sense check if you’re on the right track.   Check who falls inside & outside of IR35 If…

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May 4, 2021

Outsourcing payroll for small businesses 

Timely, accurate payroll delivery is arguably one of the most fundamental parts of your business. Payroll has a key role to play in maintaining morale, productivity and trust. Issues small businesses may face with their payroll Unfortunately, in-house payroll functions are as reliable as the people doing the work. There’s always a risk you may…

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May 3, 2021

The secret to delivering a great employee experience

How to keep employees engaged has always been a hot topic among HR professionals. But what if we were to tell you that a lot of businesses are doing it all wrong? Everyone knows by now that creating a happy workforce leads to more successful recruitment, retention, and productivity levels, which saves your business money.…

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May 3, 2021

Your checklist for data that should pull from HR to Payroll

Payroll and HR, Bonnie and Clyde, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. You simply can’t have one without the other! Whether your payroll sits within the HR team, finance, or you have a separate dedicated team altogether, the two are always intricately linked. And having data accurately pull from one to the other is essential for accurate payroll…

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May 1, 2021

What you’ll need to kick-start using APIs in payroll

Thinking about setting up an API integration to connect your payroll to other systems? Here’s what you need to know to get APIs to work for you. Why use APIs in the first place? It’s common knowledge that different providers have different specialties and strengths. For example, if you go to a craft beer pub,…

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April 28, 2021

What’s next on the roadmap out of lockdown?

April saw lockdown ease with the reopening of hairdressers, swimming pools and beer gardens. So, what’s happening next as lockdown is slowly lifted across the UK? And how can employers and HR teams get prepared? Read our blog post to find out the next steps, plus, what are the key considerations employers need to make?…

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April 28, 2021

The legislation that protects transgender employees

Diversity and inclusion is quickly climbing the business agenda. Something to consider is how you can better support employees with gender dysphoria, as well as transitioning and transgender employees. What is the legislation that protects transgender employees? What are your obligations as an employer? And what does best practice look like? Keep reading to find…

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