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The Cost of Non-Compliance

12 February 2018

Compliance is a concern for every type of business, but some companies find it can be difficult to implement and maintain. Employers have specific obligations to their employees, and must report to the correct tax and compliance authorities each year to prove they are compliant with regulations. Failure to report and comply with requirements can result in steep fines and penalties. One of the first requirements for employers is to set up auto enrolment and pension schemes for employees, and mak
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Is Your Payroll Provider Ready for GDPR?

31 January 2018

With GDPR changes going into effect in May, companies all over the world are preparing for procedural and system enhancements to stay compliant. With severe penalties for non-compliance, it is vital to make sure your company is ready – but what about your payroll provider? Are they ready for GDPR? Under the new changes, companies processing private data must prove their security measures are up to date with the new regulations and notify EU authorities within 72 hours of a breach or face
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The Importance of Integration

29 January 2018

Many companies start out using one or two systems to manage operations, but as a company grows and begins to use more technology, the systems can quickly become overwhelming and unmanageable. Whether you are struggling with different systems and processes, or thinking about adding a new technology to your business, consider the issues associated with non-integrated systems. You can’t manage overall company performance if you can’t see your sales, expenses, and payroll in one place.
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Minimum Wage Changes for 2018

24 January 2018

Minimum Wage and Living Wage Changes for 2018 Beginning 1 April 2018, changes to the National Minimum Wage rates will go into effect. Companies will be required to pay employees over age 25 a minimum of £7.83 per hour, up from £7.50 last year. There are also new minimum wage rates for employees between 21 and 24 years of age and apprentices. The personal allowance is also changing from £11,500 to £11,850 which allows individuals to retain more of their income before bein
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

5 January 2018

Are you ready for the Gender Pay Gap reporting deadline? Gender Pay Gap reporting was enacted in early April 2017 as a way for organisations to begin to identify and improve gender pay gap issues. Employers with 250 or more employees must publish and report specific figures each year related to gaps in gender pay. Gender Pay Gap reporting includes the difference between the average earnings of men and women, and is reported relative to men’s earnings. Employers must also publish the gend
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Preparing for Annual Payroll Reporting

19 December 2017

Preparing for Annual Payroll Reporting There are many reports required to complete end of year payroll reporting, so getting started now can help you get ready for the 5 April deadline. Employers must report to HMRC for the previous year, and are required to give employees a P60 form. The final payroll report, the Full Payment Submission, must be submitted on or before 5 April to avoid penalties. The payroll information required to report to HMRC includes employer information such as your PAYE
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How will changes to GDPR affect you?

7 December 2017

How will changes to the General Data Protection Regulations affect you? The new GDPR requirements are the most important changes to data privacy in over 20 years. The goal of the new requirements is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches, and these sweeping changes are the most significant updates since 1995. Consumer privacy and data protection has been in the news recently, with many data breaches coming to light months after they have occurred, and leaving consumers unprot
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What impact will Brexit have on UK payroll?

20 November 2017

Many employment and payroll changes related to Brexit remain unknown, but in the next 1-2 years, companies will have to adjust how they manage employees in the UK and ensure compliance with potential new regulations. One of the biggest impacts of Brexit for employers will be managing payroll data. Currently, companies with employees around the EU have the same payroll requirements and regulations regardless of the country they reside in. Once Brexit is implemented, companies will now have to di
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Understanding PAYE

3 November 2017

The method of paying income tax and national insurance contributions that we all know, PAYE (Pay-as-you-earn) was implemented during WWII as a way to collect more tax from more individuals during a period of financial stress for the government. Instead of paying a lump sum each year, PAYE allows employees to pay tax and insurance each time they are paid. Employers are responsible for deducting these tax and insurance payments from employee wages (or pensions) before paying employees each month.
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4 Reasons to use an online payroll provider

20 October 2017

There are many steps (and a large stack of paperwork) required to set up employees for payroll. Penalties for incorrect processing of payroll can be severe, and no one wants a payroll audit from HMRC! Ensuring your payroll is set up and processed correctly is vital to your success. Here are the top reasons to consider utilising an online payroll provider to manage your payroll. Cloud-based payroll technology: Eliminating paper processing and utilising technology ensures data accuracy and comp
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Belfast Marathon

1 June 2016

We had 3 teams in the Belfast Marathon and were able to hand over a cheque for £1000 to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
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Payescape bring superior Time and Attendance technology to UK market

5 May 2016

AUSTIN, Texas, May 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asure Software (ASUR), a global provider of workforce and workplace management software solutions, has announced a new partnership with Payescape, a leading payroll provider based in the UK. Payescape offers superior web-based payroll and human resource technology.  This partnership expands Payescape’s capabilities and extends Asure’s technological reach.   Asure Software’s Chief Operating Officer (C
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