May 18, 2021

Should you be letting your employees work from a beer garden?

As we stampede towards summer, beach bags and flip flops in tow, you might begin to see some of your employees pushing the boundaries of ‘working from home.’ While the Maldives looks unlikely for many, the Red Lion’s beer garden is looking very appealing.   So, if your employees’ new address has ‘arms’, ‘inn’ or ‘crown’ in the title, it might be that they are perched in their local during working hours. But how does this impact your business? Do you…

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May 17, 2021

One third of employees to bunk off work this summer!

Findings from our survey of more than 700 people reveal almost a third (32%) would consider bunking off work this summer. The research shows the top reasons for bunking off include catching up with friends, going on holiday, spending time with the kids, and going to the pub for a sneaky pint! All of this…

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May 15, 2021

How to apply student loan banding to employee pay

Your employee might be young enough to be in a higher repayment scheme, have PHD’s coming out of their ears, or maybe they have multiple loans to repay. Whatever the circumstance, whatever the repayment, this information impacts your payroll. Read on to find out how to apply student loans to your payroll, and important information…

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May 12, 2021

It’s not if you’ll switch to Faster Payments, it’s when.

We’ve seen the volume of employees paid by Faster Payments rise rapidly through the first months of 2021. Since November last year, we’ve almost doubled the number of monthly transactions. And in the same period, the monetary value of transactions has increased by almost 120%. What’s more, the overall number of Faster Payment transactions in…

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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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