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    Refusing to work their notice period

    An employee with a one-month notice period in his employment contract has just tendered his resignation. He’s also stated that he won’t be coming into work again. Where do you stand legally?   The strict legal position Technically speaking, where an employee refuses to work some or all of their notice period, it amounts to […]

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    £12 billion payroll fraud

    Apparently, employers in the private sector are losing £12 billion annually to payroll fraud, with one of the biggest problems being ”ghost’: i.e. fake, employees. How can you protect yourself against this risk? New research. In May 2016 the UK Fraud Costs Measurement Committee released its findings on the cost of fraud to UK businesses. […]

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    Background to Automatic Enrolment | Payroll Hub

    Part of the government’s workplace pension reforms has been introduced to combat the issue that people are living longer and healthier lives but are saving less for their retirement. As the ratio of workers to those of a pensionable age continues to fall, the government has estimated that as many as seven million people are currently […]

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    Auto Enrolment: can I change my staging date?

    Your staging date is set by law. You cannot delay your staging date. Ends.

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    Who is included in the PAYE count that set staging dates?

    The count is wholly based on HMRC information made available to the regulator as of 1 April 2012 about the number of people on your payroll and all open employments associated with the PAYE reference. The count will exclude all employments for which a P45 (1) has been successfully submitted to HMRC and matched to […]

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    Auto Enrolment Duties

    Q: We’re a husband and wife company – do automatic enrolment duties apply to us? A: If no one else is working for the company it will depend on your roles and if you have employment contracts as to whether or not you have automatic enrolment duties. You can find more information about employment contracts at  CLICK […]

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    Right to Work Checks | Payroll Hub

    When carrying out Right to Work checks, never accept a photocopy of a document unless you are able to compare it to the original and that they are identical – even if it is certified by a Solicitor as “a true copy of the original”. If it is fake, you will be facing a maximum civil […]

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    Automatic Enrolment for Directors | Payroll Hub

    If you are the sole director and there are no other staff working for you, the company does not have automatic enrolment duties. If you believe you don’t have any automatic enrolment duties you will need to inform us in writing. If there are other staff working for the company, you will have automatic enrolment […]

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    The latest Employment Law | Holiday Pay | Payroll Hub

    A case has recently been heard in the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal with regard to the correct way to calculate holiday pay. This decision held that there is nothing in the working time regulations which prevents voluntary overtime from being taken into account when calculating holiday pay. It is worth bearing in mind that this is […]

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    Pension Scheme | Auto Enrolment

    There are a number of pension schemes that will accept employers like you. One is the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), which is a pension scheme set up by the Government that must accept all employers who wish to use it for automatic enrolment. This is just one option, however, and other providers are available. […]

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