Auto Enrolment pension contributions increase in April 2018 (and April 2019)

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As Auto Enrolment pension contributions are set to rise, we look at the implications for workplace pensions for both employers and employees. Employers will need to take action to update their payroll software or by […]

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Help with pension auto enrolment for new employers

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New employers setting up PAYE schemes since 1 October 2017 have also had pension auto enrolment duties beginning the moment they take on their first employee. The Pensions Regulator has published useful guidance on what […]

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New Data Protection (GDPR) rules for Payroll Providers

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Payroll providers need to get ready for when the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) become law in May 2018. Now is the time to make the necessary changes to procedures and storage so that the […]

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Autumn Budget 2017 for Employers

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The Budget on 22 November 2017 contained a number of announcements related to payroll and employment issues. These included changes to car and van benefits, alongside promises to review off-payroll working and employment status. We […]

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GDPR – reporting a breach of personal data

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provided some clarity on what action organisations will need to take under the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) where there are serious breaches of personal data. The ICO […]

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Beware – look before you leave your workplace pension

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A person who opts out of a workplace pension during their working career may wish they hadn’t when they reach retirement age. A report commissioned by Royal London highlights the impact of opting out of a […]

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Making use of the Apprenticeship Levy

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This is a key time of year for recruitment following August’s exam results. So now is a good time for employers to consider how they might use the government’s Apprenticeship Levy to benefit their business. […]

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Register for the tax-free childcare scheme

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Parents can register for the new tax-free childcare scheme via the government’s Childcare Choices website. The scheme began on 28 April 2017 for parents of the youngest children. It is gradually being rolled out over […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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