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Category Archives:Wages

Understanding payroll responsibilities for apprentice wages

Managing payroll effectively is crucial, especially when it involves apprenticeship wages. Employers must adhere to government regulations to avoid potential fines, penalties and disputes.

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What businesses need to know about recent updates to payroll

The Department for Business and Trade has recently released feedback on two major consultations concerning payroll and holiday entitlements. 

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How the National Living Wage increase could affect businesses

At the latest Conservative Party conference, it was confirmed that the National Living Wage will be officially rising to £11 an hour for those over the age of 23, starting from April 2024.

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What do you need to know about salary and dividends?

If you are a business owner, you need to consider what to take in salary or in dividends.

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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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UK business confidence hits a four-year high

Business confidence in the UK is at the highest level for more than four years according to a new survey, with nine of the 12 UK regions expecting growth.

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Staff shortages: increased wages to entice workers could mean higher prices for customers

Due to the ongoing staff shortages caused by the pandemic, UK restaurants have had to increase employee wages to entice chefs and waiters – which could mean higher prices for customers.  Read More

National Minimum Wage investigations have drastically increased

National Minimum Wage investigations by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have increased significantly, according to the latest research. Read More

More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage in 2019

More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in 2019, according to a recent study. Read More

IR35: House of Lords committee calls for reform of off-payroll working rules

A House of Lords committee report that is reviewing the planned changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules has called for a reform of the rules, stating that there are ‘inherent flaws’ in the legislation. Read More

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