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Mar 17 2022

National Living Wage to rise from 1 April 2022

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From 1 April 2022, the National Living Wage (NLW) will increase by more than 50p an hour to £9.50 for all those aged 23 and over. The National Minimum Wage (NMW), which applies to workers above school leaving age but under 23, and the apprentice rate will also increase. The NLW and NMW rates will increase as more

Jul 6 2021

Employer contribution changes to the CJRS

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was extended until 30 September 2021, with employers asked to contribute towards the cost of their furloughed employees’ wages from July onwards. As a reminder, we’ve highlighted the changes in the table below: *If the employee is furloughed for 100% of their working hours. The timetable will change if, for more

Mar 29 2021

Payroll Year End 2021

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With April fast approaching, it’s time to familiarise yourself with Year End filing procedures and deadlines. There are a number of things you need to do for a successful payroll year end but key to this is submitting your final payroll of the 2020/21 tax year to HMRC by 19 April 2021. Here are some of the more

Feb 24 2021

Minimum Wage increases from April 2021

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The government has announced increased minimum wage rates that will take effect from 1 April 2021. The National Living Wage (NLW) will increase by 2.2% from £8.72 to £8.91 and will be extended to 23 and 24 year olds for the first time. For workers aged under 23, Commissioners recommended smaller increases in recognition of more

Jan 5 2021

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Deadline Dates

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It was announced on 17 December that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until the end of April‌‌ 2021. The criteria will remain unchanged, following the same guidelines that are currently in place with the government continuing to pay 80% of unworked hours for furloughed employees, up to £2,500 per month. If you intend to use the more

Nov 2 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until December

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Update: Since this article was published the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a further extension to the CJRS until 31 March 2021. You can read more here. The Government announced late on Saturday 31 October 2020 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until December. The CJRS extension will be open to employers across the more

Sep 8 2020

Celebrating our Payroll team during National Payroll Week

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With many businesses finding it difficult to keep on top of the frequent, complicated changes to legislation and how payroll is processed, especially in recent months, it can be reassuring to have a reliable payroll team who understand the nuances of your business and are able to provide an accurate, efficient and cost saving payroll more