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 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

Sage 50cloud Payroll Bureau v27.1 is now available

Sage have announced the release of Sage 50cloud Payroll Bureau v27.1 and it’s now ready for you to download and install. Later this week it will become mandatory to complete the update and you will not be able to access your software until you have installed this latest 27.1 update. We advise on updating your software as soon as possible. … 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

Don’t forget to back up your payroll data

We highly recommend you make a note to complete regular backups of your Sage payroll data. That way if anything happens to your computer, you can always restore your previously backed up data so you don’t need to process everything again. You should try to take at least one backup to an external device such as a USB. How do … 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

NEW advisory fuel rates from December

New advisory fuel rates from December HMRC has released its latest advisory fuel rates (AFRs), to come into force from December 1. There are no changes to the rates for petrol cars, but the rate for diesel cars, with an engine above 2,000cc, increases by 1p per mile (ppm), from 13-14ppm. All other diesel rates remain unchanged. There is also … Read More

The Budget 2018 for businesses

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The Budget 2018 has been announced. It will be the final one before the UK leaves the EU. It was put forward on Monday 29th October 2018 by Chancellor Philip Hammond. Here is what it means for businesses. Will I pay less income tax? 31 million people pay income tax in the UK –  18 million men and 13 million … 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