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  1. Blog23rd Nov 2022

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    “Tis the Season” – Christmas Festivities & Employee Gifts, an Employers’ Guide to the Tax & NIC Implications

    Now that Christmas is upon us (“oh yes, it is!”) employers will be turning their attention to their own employees, having planned the much-awaited Christmas party! There may also be gifts for staff and even children’s Christmas parties for employee…

    By Gillian Forrest

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  2. Blog2nd Nov 2022

    Inflation at a 40-year high and the cost of living continuing to pinch: “We want to help our employees, but how”

    With inflation remaining on the rise and now at a 40-year high of 10.1% and the threat of more hikes in interest rates, employees are really feeling the pinch. The jump in the last 12 months is so much higher…

    By Karen Thomson

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  3. Blog17th Oct 2022

    To be or not to be – mini-budget

    As we found out last week from several press articles, the new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, does not support many of the tax cutting measures that were set out in the mini-budget by the former Chancellor Kwarteng. The first being the…

    By Karen Thomson

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  4. Blog29th Sep 2022

    PAYE Settlement Agreements

    Payment deadline Class 1B Employer National Insurance contributions and tax are due by 19 October or 22 October if paying electronically. For October 2022 you will need to ensure your electronic payment reaches HMRC by Friday 21 October as the…

    By Karen Thomson

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  5. Blog17th Aug 2022

    Organised Labour Fraud

    Have you heard of OLF (Organised Labour Fraud)?  HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) uses this term when describing organised crime that involves genuine labour supplies. The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals published a HMRC special on the topic, but have…

    By Karen Thomson

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  6. Blog4th Aug 2022

    Cycle to Work Day 4 August 2022

    This week sees National Cycle to Work day, with many getting on their bikes to celebrate today. It is hard to believe that the UK government introduced the Cycle to Work scheme in 1999 with the intention of promoting healthier…

    By Karen Thomson

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  7. Blog22nd Jul 2022

    HMRC – Improving the data it collects from its customers consultation document

    It is usually around this time of year, as the holiday season gets underway that government departments publish consultation documents, and HMRC is no different.  HMRC is looking for responses to its consultation on improving the data it collects from…

    By Karen Thomson

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  8. Blog12th Jul 2022

    Government introduces new Bill to protect Seafarer workers when entering UK ports 

    After the appalling actions of P&O in May of this year, the government has now introduced new legislation to ensure that seafarers are paid at least the National Minimum Wage. This new legislation, effective 6 July 2022, applies to any vessels…

    By Katy Christiansen

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  9. Blog16th Jun 2022

    Protecting employee data – is your head in the cloud?

    Having a clear technology strategy is important to adhere to the increased complexity of payroll operations and compliance with UK and international regulations. Few organisations are operating cloud-based payroll systems and consequently sensitive data is passed regularly via email or other non-secure…

    By Stuart Law

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  10. Case Study19th Apr 2022

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    Norwegian Group setting up in UK outsource accounting

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  11. Blog4th Mar 2022

    Preparing for the Health & Social Care Levy

    Now that we are beginning to see life slowly returning to normal, the time has come for both employees and employers to pay back into the system that supported us all through the pandemic, with this being specifically targeted to…

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  12. Case Study18th Feb 2022

    Pensions regulations change prompts process simplification

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