Payroll news

Wages showing fastest increase in almost a decade - 15 November 2018

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to September.

Hundreds of businesses falling foul of NMW rules - 3 October 2018

Official figures published in recent days have revealed that a record £15.6 million of underpayment to workers has been uncovered in the past year, prompting huge fines against employers. In total, 200,000 workers have missed out on being paid at

‘Phantom hours’ proving costly for UK firms - 3 October 2018

Recent research has found that shift workers in the retail, hospitality and leisure industries are overstating their working hours by almost half an hour per week, which is costing businesses a staggering £37 million a week. The survey found that

BCC survey reveals that PAYE is ‘Britain’s second biggest tax burden’ - 3 October 2018

According to the results of a recent survey conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), PAYE is the second biggest compliance burden to businesses in the UK, with 54 per cent of those polled complaining about it. The survey

New approach to NMW enforcement could cost businesses dear - 3 October 2018

A new approach to enforcing the National Minimum Wage (NMW) introduced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in recent weeks could prove costly for employers who take on-board new workers via transfers, it has been warned. On Monday 2 July

Businesses need to prepare for upcoming payroll changes - 3 October 2018

Businesses in the UK have less than six months to prepare for important new payroll legislation which will shake up the requirements of employee payslips, it has been warned.

HMRC considers extension of IR35 rules to private sector - 19 June 2018

After much deliberation, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has finally shed light on the future of IR35 tax legislation in the private sector. The consultation, which will “make sure that people who effectively work as employees pay the right amount

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