Payroll news

Automatic enrolment hits magic 1 million milestone - 5 March 2018

More than one million employers have now enrolled their workers into a workplace pension scheme, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed. TPR’s Darren Ryder said the success of automatic enrolment has led to 9.3 million people saving into a private

Government targets unpaid internships in employment reforms - 5 March 2018

The Government will crackdown on unpaid internships as part of its radical overhaul of modern working practices. In a statement, HM Revenue & Customs said it had written to more than 500 companies reminding them that interns classed as workers

Are you ready for the latest minimum wage rise? - 5 March 2018

On 1 April 2018, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will increase for all age groups. Aimed at improving the prospects of young workers, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn Budget that statutory wage

Watson Buckle, Bradford’s first QuickBooks Platinum Partner - 27 November 2017

Watson Buckle is Bradford’s first QuickBooks Platinum Partner. The firm has received the prestigious accreditation as a result of its expertise in supporting clients with the transition to cloud accounting and payroll solutions. Leading software provider QuickBooks offers a series

Admin takes up 120 days every year for UK small businesses - 27 November 2017

Research published in September has found that 5.6 per cent of working time at small businesses in the UK is spent on back-office and admin tasks. This time could be worth as much as £33 billion a year. According to

UK businesses wasting thousands on unwanted workplace perks, says study - 27 November 2017

Is your company making the most out of employee benefits? Because according to a new UK study, a large majority of work perks aren’t appreciated nor wanted by employees. Sage People, which published the research, spoke to some 3,500 workers

Figures suggest firms are not making the most of apprenticeship vouchers - 27 November 2017

Almost half of businesses paying the apprenticeship levy are writing their payments off as tax, according to new figures – amid concerns that firms are not reaping the advantages of extra training. The Department for Education (DfE) revealed that just

Is your employee taxed correctly? One-off payments likely to be considered as recurring income, says regulator - 11 September 2017

Employees who receive a bonus should review their personal tax accounts to prevent wrong tax code numbers being issued, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned. In its latest blog, the regulator said employees who

Huge fines for employers stalling workplace pensions - 11 September 2017

Around 800,000 small businesses are yet to enrol into the Government’s flagship pension scheme, new figures have revealed. The Pensions Regulator, which published the report, said more than eight million employees are now saving into a workplace pension, but thousands

HMRC given an extra £5.3 million to enforce minimum wage compliance - 11 September 2017

According to the Government’s latest Labour Market Enforcement Strategy report HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is to receive an additional £5.3 million of funding in 2017/18 to ensure businesses are paying employees the national minimum wage (NMW) and national living