Archive for the ‘Payroll’ Category

Outsourcing payroll

Posted on: January 9th, 2019 by Clive Headon No Comments

Does it make sense for your business?

Around 1.4 million businesses in the UK employed members of staff in 2018, and all of them shared one thing in common: the legal requirement to run payroll.

This task consumes a large amount of time each month, with multiple processes to complete in order to comply with legislation and pay workers on time. (more…)

National insurance planning

Posted on: January 9th, 2019 by Clive Headon No Comments

Obligations and opportunities.

National insurance contributions (NICs) are set aside to pay the state pension and other benefits, but due to the UK’s ageing population the National Insurance Fund is under increasing strain, with the state pension taking up more than 90% of its annual outlay in 2018.

A review by the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) predicted the fund would be empty by around 2032. (more…)

Keep up to date with payroll changes

Posted on: December 10th, 2018 by Sarah Case No Comments

Employers need to keep up to date with changes affecting payroll so that all employees have the right amount of tax deducted under PAYE. Here, we highlight some top tips on keeping ahead of the game: (more…)

Holiday Entitlement Continued…

Posted on: October 19th, 2018 by Clive Headon No Comments

In a recent blog we discussed holiday entitlement for casual and zero hour workers.  Here we discuss other areas of holiday pay:

Rolled-up holiday pay

Rolled-up pay is when an employer pays accrued holiday hours alongside basic hours. Should this be the case then the employer must breakdown these hours clearly on a payslip.  The general rule is that holiday pay should be paid for the time when annual leave is taken, and HMRC suggest (as a general guide) that if employers are including an amount for holiday pay alongside the hourly rate, then current contracts may need to be re-negotiated.  (more…)

Everything you need to know about your P60

Posted on: July 24th, 2018 by Clive Headon No Comments

By now everybody who is employed should have received a P60 document. It is compulsory for an employer to provide their employees with this document by the 31st May. (more…)

Holiday Entitlement

Posted on: July 16th, 2018 by Clive Headon No Comments

Almost all workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year, employers can choose to include bank holidays in this entitlement.

For a full time worker, calculating holiday pay is straight forward; workers who work a 5-day week must receive at least 28 days paid annual leave per year. (This is the equivalent of 5.6 weeks).

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GDPR & Sage Online Services Portal

Posted on: May 15th, 2018 by Judith Mallen No Comments

With GDPR on the horizon, Sage Online Services Portal is a secure online portal designed to share payslips, P60s and timesheets with employees for whom you run a Payroll service.

Sage Online Payslips/P60s keeps your payslips and P60s processes simple and straightforward, and is a great alternative way to produce your payslips and P60s.

The safe, secure online portal allows your employees to access their payslips and P60s online, 24/7 from any device. (more…)

Important changes in the Workplace Childcare Voucher Scheme

Posted on: March 20th, 2018 by Clive Headon No Comments

The Government launched a new Tax-Free Childcare scheme for working families from April 2017.

What does this mean for you as an employer?

If you currently have a voucher scheme in place, you can continue to join new members until October 2018 (or for as long as you keep the scheme open) although employees who wish to join after this date will be unable to. (more…)

Spring Statement 2018 – Upcoming changes

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by Clive Headon No Comments

National living wage and national minimum wage

National minimum wage rates for all ages and apprentices are increasing from 1 April 2018. (more…)

One million firms comply with auto-enrolment

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by Clive Headon No Comments

The number of employers that have complied with auto-enrolment passed one million for the first time in January 2018.

Data released by The Pensions Regulator showed the total number of employers to have completed their declaration of compliance stood at 1,032,567 in the first month of 2018. (more…)