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New payroll chaos for academy schools

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Academy schools face significant extra costs from April as a result of new tax rules, warn Top 40 accountants and academy specialists, Bishop Fleming. From 6 April 2017 academies will have to judge whether any…

Spring Budget 2017 and the world of payroll

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The recent Spring Budget confirmed a number of payroll-related changes that will take place this year. Tax rates and thresholds As expected, the personal allowance increases in April 2017 to £11,500, continuing its rise towards…

Spring Budget 2017 announcements at a glance

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Spring Budget 2017 key tax announcements made on 8 March. Whilst Philip Hammond's first (and last) Spring Budget delivers a rosy assessment of the British economy with unemployment at an eleven year low, it is overshadowed by…

Payroll changes continue with no let up after two decades

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The ever-growing complexity of dealing with payroll can best be illustrated by taking a brief look at what has happened over the last twenty years. The payroll function has morphed into a monster of red…

The P11d season is upon us

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It’s that time of year again when attention moves from self-assessment deadlines to completing forms P11d to record employee benefits. So what are the changes to watch out for in the 2016/17 form, and what…

Automatic Enrolment results in seven million new pensions

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More than seven million people have now been put into a pension by their employer as a result of automatic enrolment (AE). The latest AE declaration of compliance report also shows that more than 340,000…

Payroll team achieves gold standard accreditation

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Bishop Fleming Payroll Services have been awarded the highest possible mark in our recent assessment under the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals’ (CIPP) Payroll Assurance Scheme. The professional body for the payroll industry introduced its…

Looking to fund your apprenticeships?

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From May 2017 employers looking to fund their apprenticeships can apply for funding from a new pool of money raised via the Apprenticeship Levy. Employers can access the fund even if they haven’t paid anything…

Revealing the Gender Pay Gap

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Since 1 October 2016 all employers with 250 or more employees have been required to publish an annual report of their gender pay gap statistics. This is part of a government move to reduce the…

Bizarre excuses for not paying the National Minimum Wage

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The government has published ten of the most bizarre reasons employers gave for not paying their staff the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The publication coincides with a new awareness campaign to encourage workers to check their pay…