What are the latest furlough changes?

Commonly known as the Furlough Scheme, but correctly called Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, it has provided an essential lifeline to employers, helping them shoulder the employment costs for employees who were unable to work or who work reduced hours due to the restrictions imposed because of Covid-19. Currently, the scheme comes to an end in … Read more

Holiday Pay. Who is entitled to what?

In our experience, holiday pay, who is entitled to it and how it is calculated is often a source of confusion, especially in smaller companies where there is often not a separate HR or payroll department, so here ios a quick summary. Who is entitled to holiday pay? All workers – including casual, part time … Read more

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

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