Workplace Pension Duties – New Employers

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New employers guide through workplace pension duties Are you taking on your first member of staff as a new employer? If so, you will have workplace pension responsibilities from the moment your new staff start working for you. A great new, simple¬†online tool from the Pensions Regulator makes it easier to understand what you have to do. By answering a … Read More

Minimum pension contributions to increase in April 2019

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Minimum pension contributions rates increase again in April Minimum contributions that are set by the government for auto-enrolment will increase again in April 2019. It will be the law. The increase will take the total minimum amount to 8% (at least 3% from you as the employer). This is assuming you‚Äôre calculating minimum pension contributions on qualifying earnings. If you … Read More

Campaign warning about pension scams

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Don’t let scammers enjoy yours or your employees’ retirement The Pensions Regulator has joined together with the Financial Conduct Authority to launch the ScamSmart campaign in order to warn savers about pension scams. As an employer you pay in to your employees‚Äô pension, with contributions rising again next April. Don‚Äôt let yours and your employees‚Äô money go to waste at … Read More

Tips and Shortcuts for Sage 50 Accounts

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Tips and Shortcuts for Sage 50 Accounts   In this article we’re going to take a look at some time saving shortcuts that could make your accounting life easier! 1. Using the F6 key whilst holding down shift allows you to copy the cell above + add one sequential number to the last digit e.g. cell above is 112567 – … Read More

New employee payslip legislation in April

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New employee payslip legislation for April 2019 New legislation is being introduced in April 2019 changing the requirements of employee payslips. The changes require all workers which include permanent, casual and zero hours employees to be provided with fully itemised payslips. These itemised payslips follow recommendations made by the Taylor Review of modern employment practices, which called for employers to … Read More

A helpful online guide about statutory sick pay

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Statutory Sick Pay, holidays & maternity – HMRC’s new online guide HMRC has launched a new interactive guide to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) which is good for new and experienced employers.¬† It’s an interactive guide and full of useful information and available at a time to suit you. Visit HMRC’s interactive¬†SSP guide here:¬† ¬†‘Statutory Sick Pay online guide’ Additionally. there … Read More

HMRC Employee PAYE code changes

HMRC are changing the way they issue HMRC PAYE tax codes for employees with effect from end of May 2017. PAYE tax codes will now be issued every time there is a change to an employees‚Äô circumstances that affect their tax. What‚Äôs changing? From the end of May 2017, HMRC will be using the¬†real time information (RTI) that‚Äôs submitted from … Read More

Switching from HMRC Tools to Sage 50 Payroll

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Switching from HMRC Tools to Sage 50 Payroll which is leading to new tax codes being issued for employees.¬† This is a known issue. If you want to read further you can download our free guide to fix this error! The error is occurring because of inconsistent data in RTI Payroll ID field*.¬† This has led to employees receiving new … Read More