Mental Health Awareness Week: Improving mental health at work

Here in the UK we are in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week. In an ideal world, we would all be able to focus on our mental health all day every day, but life is busy and our obligations with family, friends, hobbies and of course, work, get in the way. It is therefor ...
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Happy Birthday GDPR: One Year On

The 25th of May marks the one-year anniversary since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The run-up to GDPR felt huge, with some companies going into full panic mode trying to work out what they would need to do in order to be comp ...
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Are You Ready For Executive Pay Reporting?

Executive pay reporting has been bubbling under the surface for about 18 months or so. Like gender pay reporting, executive pay reporting regulations will require businesses of over 250 employees to declare the pay ratios for their CEOs. The executive pay reporting regulation ...
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Why Are Incentives So Important for Your Staff?

  For all businesses, no matter the industry maintaining morale is very important in order to ensure your staff are driven to work hard for your company. Businesses are beginning to adopt incentive schemes in order to help with the success of their business. So, why is o ...
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5 Questions Startups Always Ask About Payroll

If you’re a startup or a small business, payroll might not be at the forefront of your mind. The exciting cut and thrust of entrepreneurial spirit seldom has time for something as pedestrian as your payroll provider. But if you pay no heed to your payroll solution, it c ...
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Are You Affected By The 2019 Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge?

The HMRC are taking action against disguised remuneration schemes. The HMRC understand that not everyone entered these arrangements knowing that they are tax avoidance schemes. However, they have now created the ‘loan charge’. This charge will affect anyone who has been invol ...
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Can Charities Use Digital to Be More Successful

What is digital? In short, it is all about technology and in this case the lack of it. Lloyds Bank UK Business Digital Index revealed that more than 100,000 charities lack basic digital skills, which is over half the registered charities in the UK. They also reported that the ...
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Celebrating amazing payroll people should be your urgent priority

There. I’ve said it. Amazing payroll people. I’ve been in payroll for the last four and a half years. I’m still genuinely bowled over by the dedication and commitment payroll people make to the success of a company. And it’s all under the radar. It’s time again to celebrate t ...
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Are you ready for the gender pay reporting deadline?

By 4th April 2019 all companies with more than 250 employees must publish their gender pay gap report. Despite this, businesses are dragging their feet. With just one week to the deadline, nearly two-thirds of companies still have not disclosed the average difference between ...
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Crucial Payroll Changes to Be Introduced from April 2019

As the tax year is coming to an end, next month we are going to see a lot of important changes for Payroll that employers need to be aware of in order to stay compliant and prevent any embarrassing mistakes.   National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage   With effect ...
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Key Tax Year Dates for Startups in 2019/2020

  Startups, get out your calendars! The new financial year is approaching and you need to be ready to meet your payroll, tax and compliance deadlines. Around 50% of startups fail in their first four years. The primary reason for this is that there isn’t a market fo ...
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