Are Statutory Notice Periods No Longer Included in Furlough?

In November 2020 the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme would be continuing until 31st March (now extended to the end of April 2021). The announcement confirmed that employees on payroll as at 30 October would be eligible for the payments providing the business had made a PAYE RTI submission to HMRC since … Read more

Automatic enrolment duties

Have my workplace pension duties changed due to Covid-19? The Pension Regulator (TPR) have updated their Auto Enrolment guidance in line with challenges faced by employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have confirmed and understand that business has changed but their automatic enrolment duties haven’t. The update confirms that they will take a proportionate and … Read more

HMRC’s Employers’ Bulletin – Essential Payroll Reading

HMRC releases a monthly October Employer Bulletin which has become essential reading for all payrollers as it gives a detailed update on all current and future guidance, which is especially important during this pandemic time, not least because things are moving and changing quickly. If you are a client of ours, of course, you don’t … Read more

The Return of Furlough for November Payroll

Just as we were expecting that the Job Support Scheme would start on 1st November, replacing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (usually known as the furlough scheme), it has now been announced that The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for a month, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not … Read more

Outsourcing Payroll in a recession

Every business is looking at how it can reduce overheads and increase efficiency, non more so than now due to the recession caused by the Covis-19 Pandemic. So, is outsourcing your payroll the right move right now? In our view, few areas of a business are quite as ripe for outsourcing as payroll So how … Read more

Covid-19 and Payroll. Latest News

October Furlough Changes From 1st October, the amount employers can claim for furlough drops to 60%, up to a cap of £1875.00 per month, with the employer having to make up 20% of gross pay, so employees still receive 80% of their pay. This will be the final month of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. … Read more

Are you employing for the first time?

Although lockdown has restricted business for many, some businesses have been taking on new employees during this period. Likewise, there will also be individuals who have used this time to start their own business and will be planning for the costs involved in taking on their first employee as the business grows. If you are … Read more