Payroll news

HMRC takes new measures to toughen stance on debt recovery - 7 February 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has toughened its stance on debt recovery, by taking money owed to them directly from hundreds of pay packets during the last financial year.

Businesses reminded to take steps to prepare for upcoming payroll changes - 24 January 2019

Business owners in the UK are being reminded to take sufficient measures to prepare their businesses for the upcoming changes to legislation regarding payroll, which will come into force on the 6 April 2019.

New reporting measures governing top executive pay come into force - 2 January 2019

New regulations come into force today, 02 January 2019, to make companies “justify their pay” for top bosses, the Government has revealed.

SME staff favour flexible working over other workplace benefits - 3 December 2018

According to recent research, flexible working is at the top of the list of the most desired benefits for people working in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with more than 40 per cent saying that this is their favourite benefit.

Is your business overlooking the cost impact of employee absences? - 3 December 2018

A recent report has found that more than half of the UK’s employers either do not know or do not record the percentage of payroll represented by sickness absence cost per annum. The report found that only 45 per cent

Workers still shying away from talking about mental health - 3 December 2018

New research has found that, although 66 per cent of workers in the UK have personally experienced mental ill-health, 61 per cent of them have never spoken to anyone at work about their problems. The survey also revealed that 51

Employers need to get ready for important IR35 changes - 3 December 2018

Following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s recent Budget announcement that IR35 rules governing “off-payroll” working will be extended to the private sector in 2020, employers should start thinking about how they will manage any contractors and/or consultants they have on their payroll.

National Living Wage to rise in April 2019 - 21 November 2018

In his latest Budget speech to the Commons, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage would increase from April next year. However, despite many employees across the UK welcoming this sudden pay rise, small

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