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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Schools need to prep for the Apprenticeship Levy

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With just a few months to go before the new Apprenticeship Levy comes into force, schools and academies need to ensure they are ready for the changes. The new levy will be charged at the […]

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