Why Outsource your Payroll?

Calculating pay can be complicated, especially during the last 12 months because of the Furlough scheme. The key, of course, is for us to take everything off our clients’ desks and deliver what they need quickly and accurately, so they can get on with running their business. We have the experience and expertise to deal … Read more

Redundancy Pay and Payroll

Redundancy is likely to be a growing consideration for many businesses during this difficult Covid-19 period, especially as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) draws nearer to closing at the end of October 2021. If you do have to make people redundant, you must pay redundancy pay to employees who have an employment contract and … Read more

Payroll News – National Living Wage April 2021: 23-year-olds AND OLDER to receive increase

The Government has confirmed that the age from which workers become eligible for the national living wage will reduce to 23 (from 25), from April 2021 In his comprehensive spending review in November 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that the national living wage (NLW) will increase 2.2% to £8.91 from 1 April 2021 and … Read more

Extension of Job Retention Scheme to March 2020

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak extended the Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in November, which will have a major effect on both employers and payroll departments.  In this article we look at the initial guidance and note that there will be further review for guidance from February 2021 onwards. CJRS will now remain open until 31 March … 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

HMRC blocked thousands of furlough applications

HMRC has blocked thousands of applications for the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) due to fears that they were fraudulent. More than 30,000 CJRS applications have been rejected by HMRC, according to reports. At the end of June, 1,526 CJRS claims were rejected because the companies applying had ceased trading. An additional 23,899 applications … Read more