Employers need to keep a keen eye on the ever changing minimum wage. For small companies, increases in the minimum wage can put quite a strain on the business but failure to meet minimum requirements can lead to being ordered to pay the arrears by HMRC and then a trip to court and fine if…

Date posted: September 29, 2016

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). Are any of your clients in the CIS? If not, should they be?  One of the most difficult issues for contractors and payroll departments is to decide whether works carried out are covered by the CIS. Sometimes subcontractors can supply incredibly vague invoices that make the nature of the work…

Date posted: September 22, 2016

Hello again, With staging dates rapidly approaching for many smaller businesses it will pay dividends to plan ahead, particularly if your clients are using the HMRC Basic PAYE Tool (BPT).  There is currently no function on BPT to help users process Auto-Enrolment which means BPT users may struggle to handle their AE duties and manually…

Date posted: September 15, 2016

Hello again! Are you advising your clients to budget for the cost of auto-enrolment? Auto-enrolment has led to increased costs for around 69% of businesses (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals).  Research shows that 92% of payroll providers expect their clients to rely on them for support during the process but 75% of these providers believe…

Date posted: September 8, 2016

Don’t Pay the Penalty Are your clients aware that failure to comply with Auto-Enrolment legislation could lead to a financial penalty?  The Pensions Regulator (TPR) are not like our national football team and don’t tend to miss when it comes to penalties! A recent report published by TPR includes two case studies where employers were…

Date posted: September 1, 2016