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Category Archives:Payroll

Student finance: How can employers stay up to date?

Student finance appears to be an issue that regularly changes, meaning those in charge of payroll for businesses must adapt to keep up.

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Construction subcontractors: All you need to know about payments

If you are a contractor working in the construction industry you are likely to rely on the services of subcontractors – but what rules do you need to consider when paying them?

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Payroll: how to get it right

One of the key things that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) need to get right is payroll. Read More

Are you prepared for payroll changes this April?

Employers have been urged to prepare for changes to automatic enrolment, the minimum wage, and taxes this April.

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Covid-19: Portal now OPEN to claim Statutory Sick Pay Rebate

Small businesses whose staff were off sick with the coronavirus can now claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) refunds, it has been announced. Read More

Coronavirus: self-certification period temporarily extended

As of 17 December 2021, there has been a temporary shift to the self-certification period regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Read More

Revealed: Most common reasons for underpayment of legal minimum wage

Almost one in six employers found to have paid staff less than the minimum wage did so because they did not pay the correct rate to apprentices, a major study has revealed.

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How will the National Minimum Wage increase impact my business?

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase across all age groups from next year, the Chancellor has announced.

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Pay bounces back strongly as economy recovers

The labour shortage appears to be proving beneficial to many workers as pay increased significantly in 2021, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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October: the last month to handle CJRS claims

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise known as the furlough scheme, ended on 30 September 2021, October marks the last month in which employers will need to handle the related claims. Read More

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