Merry Christmas from Your Payroll Department           Wishing you and yours a very Happy Festive Season & a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2017. Tracy & The Your Payroll Department Team  

Date posted: December 22, 2016

In the world of SME’s, employment matters could potentially consume far more time than an employer may wish. Employment contracts, statutory payments and basically keeping up with where the goalposts have been shifted to in relation to HR and Payroll could almost be a full-time job for someone. One false move, and the whole deck…

Date posted: December 15, 2016

Brands are a part of all of our daily lives, images we see on passing buses will often conjure memories and tastes in our minds which are associated to certain companies. Well established brands will undoubtedly find it easier to recruit and retain staff as people often like to be associated with household names and…

Date posted: December 8, 2016

In general, material costs are rising which in turn sees business costs increase.  This alone is a situation which may set some alarm bells ringing at most businesses, big and small. Then there is the consideration of the ever rising National Minimum and Living Wage.  Throw into the mix the cost of Auto Enrolment and…

Date posted: December 1, 2016

As integral to the function of a business as it is, we have to face facts that some people actually find payroll a tedious task…I know, I couldn’t believe it either! Payroll duties can also be time consuming and I’m sure everyone is aware that it is prone to the occasional human error.  So the…

Date posted: November 24, 2016

When a business grows there may be a large outlay of cash initially.  This could obviously lead to a problem with cash flow, especially if a small firm is selling to a larger firm, as payments can take a long time (up to 120 days at times) to receive. Large receivables can be particularly problematic…

Date posted: November 17, 2016

The rules surrounding Sunday working are not exactly straight forward. If employees have to work on Sundays, depends largely on their contract i.e if the contract states that Sunday is a working day then…Sunday is a working day. However, for employees that have been around their workplace for a while they may have the right…

Date posted: November 10, 2016

Do your clients regularly review their employment contracts? They should! What may seem like harmless or even normal information for a company to hold could land your clients in hot water.  Information in contracts such as, marital status or even a date of birth could be seen as discriminatory. Should an employer get taken to…

Date posted: November 3, 2016

Don’t fall through the cracks of the crackdown It has been reported recently by the UHY Hacker Young that HMRC have collected an additional £737m in extra taxes and penalties from payroll errors. Your clients should be aware that of this extra revenue, SME’s were responsible for £373.4m of it; that’s over half.  It’s a…

Date posted: October 27, 2016

It’s high time to get overtime right! Overtime payments can be a complex routine of calculations and difficult to get correct. There is a blend of regular rates of pay, overtime rates of pay and overtime hours due to the employee, which can make life hard for your clients when they try to pay the…

Date posted: October 20, 2016