Author Archives: Gary Webb

Big trouble for the supermarket giant as inequality claim potentially creates £4bn black hole in finances. A legal challenge by a thousand female Tesco employees, reported in City A.M., sees the supermarket chain accused of potentially underpaying distribution staff by as much as £5000 a year, according to the law firm bringing the claim. It […]

When two Oxfordshire councils signed up to an outsourcing deal, outsourcing payroll alongside other key services,  they must have thought all their birthdays had come at once. But down the line the £18m ‘savings’ have been obliterated, with mistakes in payroll particularly being singled out. The question this raises yet again is ‘Can generalist outsourcers […]

Spoofing, Vishing and Phishing are probably well-known terms for organisations knowledgeable in data security but a new threat of Malvertising has recently been identified by HMRC HMRC’s July Agent Update warns about the new risk from Malvertising and exploiting security vulnerabilities in web browsers. Web browsers and associated software are now hot targets for criminals […]

Charities could be set for criticism yet again after a Third Sector Leadership 2,000 report highlighted a massive lack of ethnic diversity at leadership level. White males dominated leadership positions and over 75% of positions were filled by men. Disparity between gender was highlighted this year with new Gender pay gap reporting  The report highlighted […]

There could be payroll troubles soon. Auto enrolment costs and wage growth are driving demands on payroll according to reports out recently. Pay growth for both permanent and temporary workers rose in April according to the index from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC), with permanent salaries rising from a 10-month low in March and […]

UK charities hold funds, personal, financial and commercial data. This is of interest or monetary value to professional and opportunist cyber criminals and other groups. Small scale attack and financial exploitation is on the up, particularly regarding personal information of staff and donors. Breaches of procedures through carelessness, ignorance, or multiple (usually unauthorised) sharing of […]

It has been insinuated that the BBC was not blameless, and indeed social media commentators have been vocal in suggesting that the BBC may have profited from the arrangement.   What is IR35? IR35, or ‘off-payroll working’ is HMRC tax legislation designed to tackle tax avoidance by workers supplying their services to clients via an […]

Understanding your employment mix at work has always been important, and will become ever more important now the government has published its Good Work plan. Published last week it aims to enforce employment rights from day one in a job, ensuring that all workers including casual and zero-hours workers receive basic rights and payslips and […]

The recent IRIS FMP all staff event provided a classic example of how to effectively use incentives and celebration to create a motivated workforce. I’ve written many times before about payroll people being the unsung heroes in most businesses, keeping employees happy through a relentless determination  to ensure pay arrives on time, every time. I’ve […]

Spoofing Vishing and Phishing may not be words common in the language of most not for profit organisations but they should be. Worrying times in the charity sector as the 2017 Annual Fraud Indicator report suggests fraud in the sector rising to £2.3billion, with a huge £900million in payroll fraud. The November 2017 report, backed […]