Case Study of a Hairdresser

We saw a cry for help online from a hairdresser that was taking on their first member of staff, they had completed the HMRC registration online until they got to a point where they got stuck! We offered to help talk them through the rest of the registration, so that they would be compliant and … Read more

New Health and Social Care Levy announced

Following increased speculation that the government was intending to increase National Insurance (NI) rates for employees, to provide funds to aid the social care sector, it was today confirmed that a new Health and Social Care Levy will be introduced. This will mean workers pay an additional 1.25%. Individuals who are above the State Pension … Read more

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. All workers – including casual, part time and zero hours workers – are … Read more

What is OFF Payroll Working? Otherwise known as IR35

HMRC’s off payroll working rules – known as IR35 – apply to those who ‘work’ for a company, without being employed by it – usually a contractor of some sort. It mainly applies to those who do most of their work for that company to the extent that to all intents and purposes they are … 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