Give payroll a ‘seat at the table’

Recent research suggests that payroll is unrepresented at board level in almost two-thirds of UK businesses despite being the single biggest operational cost for most firms. According to the report, many businesses have no idea where payroll fits in the

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Firms rethinking taking on contractors because of IR35

Recent research has found that four in 10 firms are considering reviewing their strategy around contractors because of new off-payroll rules that aim to combat tax avoidance by workers supplying services to clients via an ‘intermediary’.

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IR35 to go ahead

The Treasury has announced that the off-payroll tax will go ahead in April this year despite conducting a review this month to address any concerns from businesses and affected individuals about how the tax will be implemented.

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Implementing ‘Payroll Giving’ can aid recruitment and retention

Recent research suggests that firms implementing ‘Payroll Giving’ are more likely to attract millennials to their business, as this generation wants to contribute their time, energy and income to meaningful causes. Payroll Giving, which is also known as ‘Give As

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The impact of the Minimum Wage

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has recently published its findings into the impact following the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) in April 2016 and its successive uprating on employment and hours worked.

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IR35 will require contractors to operate on a PAYE basis

The extension of IR35 legislation from the public to the private sector from April 2020 will result in significant changes to contractors, with many of them having to move into Pay As You Earn (PAYE) status.

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Payroll Giving as an engagement tool

According to a recent study, a whopping 83 per cent of millennials say they would be more loyal to a business that enables them to contribute to social problems, so firms that advocate and support payroll giving could be very

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Benefits in Kind savings on electric vehicles to increase next year

Benefits in Kind (BiK) savings on efficient plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles will increase from 6 April 2020 in a bid to improve the uptake of fully electric cars.

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Rising debt making workplace finance solutions more popular

New research has found that the increasing popularity of workplace finance solutions over the last few years has been driven by the rising levels of personal debt and wage stagnation since the financial crisis in 2007/8.

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Confusion amongst businesses and contractors around IR35

According to a recent survey, more than half of UK businesses feel unprepared for IR35 and a third of contractors have reported increased levels of stress and anxiety as they consider the potential impact of the updated regulation on their

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