Outsourced Payroll Professionals

Updated Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance

Further changes were made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance on 07 August 2020. Detailed below are the specific sections which have been updated.   Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme A new section has been added called ‘if you’re a supply teacher’. This says that supply teachers (in… Read More

Full Redundancy Pay For Furloughed Employees

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020 came into effect on Friday 31 July 2020. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced this ‘new law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments’. The intention of the legislation is to ensure that any furloughed employee on reduced pay,… Read More

How the UK Government is Supporting Apprentices

Professional apprenticeship qualifications can be a fantastic route into and through any profession, not least the payroll profession. This is because they are built by members of the profession specifically for the profession. The UK Government has made two recent announcements on how apprentices will be supported through this time. Plan for Jobs On 08 July… Read More

National Insurance Contributions Guidance For Software Developers

On 04 August 2020, HMRC published their National Insurance Contributions Guidance for Software Developers for tax year 2020/21.  These are described as ‘Technical specifications giving National Insurance calculation methods and guidance for payroll software developers’. The guidance covers the following: NICs information for tax year to which they are relevant (i.e. starting 06 April 2020)… Read More