How to ensure data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands

Cyber Crime and identity theft is at an all time high, we can’t stress the importance enough of ensuring that your data is protected at every stage of its journey, from the start of the data being transferred to the disposal when it’s finished with. Breaches of the data protection act more often than not only come to light once … Read More

What you need to know about the final Job Retention Scheme payment

The job retention scheme ended on 30th September 2021. Final claims for September should be made by 14th October 2021. For September you can still claim 60% of your furloughed employees wages for the hours that they have not worked. This is capped at ÂŁ1,875 per employee per month. You will need to top up your employees furlough by 20% … Read More

What do I need to know about changes to the National/Minimum living wage?

Back in November of last year it was announced that as of April 2021 The National Living and National Minimum Wage would be increasing. Not only has the amount risen but the age in which employees become eligible has lowered.  As an employer it’s vital that you know these facts so that you are paying your employees fairly. All employees … Read More

Coming in 2020 TWO Sage 50Cloud Payroll year end updates

Come and join our support community of Sage 50 Payroll Users on Facebook for tips and advice. This year the Government have announced that the Budget will be issued later than usual on 11th March 2020. Due to this Sage (UK) will be releasing two Sage 50Cloud Payroll updates. The 1st update will be released in February 2020, which will … Read More

Workplace Pension Duties – New Employers

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’re 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’ pension, with contributions rising again next April. Don’t let yours and your employees’ 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