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    Statutory holiday entitlement in their last year

    Every employee is entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave each holiday year. But suppose an employee is leaving. How is the matter of holiday dealt with in their final year of employment? If the employee has accrued holiday but not yet taken it, you must pay them in lieu. Where they’ve […]

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    Commuting and working time calculations

    Apparently, over 3.7 million UK employees undertake a daily commute of two hours or more. Must you take excessive travelling time into account when calculating an employee’s weekly working time? It all depends on what the employee does during their commute. If that time is always used to catch up on work-related matters, e.g. emails, […]

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    The state pension age and payroll changes

    An employee will soon reach state pension age but he/she has no plans to retire. Even though they will carry on working for you as normal, there’s an important change you must make to your payroll. What is it? Employees have no NI contribution liability once they reach state pension age but this change isn’t […]

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    The Autumn Statement, what it means for Payroll…

    Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his first Autumn statement the other week, here are some of the key points for payroll: National Living Wage Its good news for workers aged 25 and over as Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the National Living wage will rise 4% from £7.20 to £7.50 effective from April 2017. The rise will […]

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    7 ways we can streamline your auto enrolment

    1. Simplify your payroll process Simplify your process from as many as 10 down to a simple 3 steps and automate processes where you can. 2. Overcome unsecure and inefficient communications Reduce price, time taken and carbon footprint to process your communications and eradicate the possibility of leaking confidential information via unsecure communications. 3. Reduce […]

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    Holiday Pay Calculations

    The way you calculate holiday pay for your employees may need to change to allow for recent court judgements indicating a change in legislation that will soon follow. ACAS have detailed guidance on their website (www.acas.org.co.uk) but we have summarised the key points for you. An employee should receive holiday pay based on a week’s […]

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    Refusing to return: right to claim unfair dismissal?

    An employee’s dismissal has been overturned on appeal. However, rather than accept this decision and return to work, they’ve told you they intend to claim unfair dismissal. Can they actually do this? An employment contract is immediately revived when a dismissal sanction is overturned on appeal. That means, even if the employee refuses to come […]

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    Can you change your annual leave year?

    If your annual leave year is causing problems, you might want to alter existing start and end dates. Can you do this and, if so, what happens to your employees’ holiday entitlement whilst you effect change? Annual leave years are usually contractual, so employees must be consulted about your proposals/the transitional arrangements and give their […]

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    5 Benefits of using the Cloud

    1. Compliance confidence Keeping up-to-date with the latest software releases can be difficult, especially when there is more than one computer or user to update within your business. As payroll and tax legislation is always being updated, waiting for disks in the post to arrive or downloading updates can take up valuable time for your […]

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    The Cloud, Payroll and Automatic Enrolment

    In recent years, more businesses have begun catering to the ‘cloud’. The cloud itself, is another way of referring to online capabilities, programmes and storage, offering flexibility for people and businesses in the 21st century. Now reaching much further than just online storage facilities, businesses are able to utilise solutions developed and expanded into the […]

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