Payroll software guide for accountants
17 July 2024

Payroll software guide for accountants

Payroll software guide for accountants Accountants are a very important asset to every business. They ensure accurate financial records are kept, taxes filed on time, and perform audits each year…

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16 July 2024

Payroll Mistakes & Common Issues to Avoid

Avoid Payroll The Payroll Pitfalls of Big Businesses Continuous payroll mistakes can lead to huge consequences for companies, such as fines and loss in profit. Below will explore the most…

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9 July 2024

Payroll software checklist

A payroll software provider is an external company used by businesses when they don’t want the hassle and cost of managing in-house payroll. The payroll company will calculate staff pay, bonuses, sick pay, pension and other necessary deductions that keep you compliant with the latest regulations. Find out more on what a payroll system is and how it works here.

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payroll IR35 Guide
9 July 2024

Full Guide to Integration

PayEscapes Integration Guide Are you looking to find out more on payroll integration but unsure where to start? The experts at PayEscape have put together a full guide to payroll…

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Employers Guide to Limited Company Dividends
20 June 2024

Employers Guide to Limited Company Dividends

Dividends are an important financial tool for limited companies. They enable owners to reward shareholders for their investment and provide a tax-efficient form of remuneration for company directors. This guide…

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14 June 2024

Guide to national minimum wage

Guide to national minimum wage Current National minimum wage As an employer, staying informed about the national minimum wage (NMW) and national living wage (NLW) rates is crucial. It’s equally…

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what-is-salary-sacrifice
11 June 2024

Understanding Salary Sacrifice

Salary sacrifice, also known as salary exchange, is an arrangement where an employee agrees to reduce their pre-tax annual salary in exchange for non-cash benefits such as goods or services

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What is Pay in Lieu of Notice
4 June 2024

What is Pay in Lieu of Notice?

When an employment relationship comes to an end, either the employer or the employee is usually required to give notice. This notice period allows both parties to prepare for the change and…

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24 May 2024

How and why tax codes change

As an employer, understanding why your employees’ tax codes might change is essential for ensuring accurate payroll management and compliance with HMRC. Changes in tax codes can occur due to…

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23 May 2024

Full Guide To Outsourcing Payroll

The benefits to outsourcing payroll Are you or your business considering outsourcing your payroll to a third party managed payroll provider? In this guide we will break down what payroll is,…

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full guide to payroll tax codes
17 May 2024

Full guide to payroll tax codes

What is a tax code? A tax code is a crucial component of the UK’s PAYE system. It dictates the amount of income tax an employer should deduct from an…

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14 May 2024

What is a P45

A full guide to a P45 – How to avoid emergency tax Whether you have just hired a new member of staff and need their p45, or you are starting…

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25 April 2024

Is tax payable on redundancy payments?

Companies restructure, roles evolve, and sometimes, positions become redundant. When an employee faces redundancy, it often comes with a severance package, including redundancy pay. In the current economy where we...
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Payroll Bureau vs Outsourcing the full guide
23 April 2024

Payroll Bureau vs Outsourcing

Have you recently started to look into outsourcing your payroll, spent hours sifting through different online payroll providers, and yet, you’re faced with the daunting business decision – Do I…

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22 April 2024

How to work out redundancy pay

We are currently living through uncertain times, you or someone you know may be faced with the possibility of being made redundant and may be wondering how to work out…

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12 April 2024

Is it legal to reduce employee hours?

Times are tough right now, many businesses have to face the choice of whether they reduce employee hours or not, you may be facing the question, Is it legal to reduce employee hours? and should you do it? This blog will explore everything you need to know about whether employers can reduce staff’s working hours and the best ways to go about it.

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Redundancy Rate Guide
19 March 2024

Redundancy Rate Guide – 2024-25 Redundancy Rates Forecast 

As one of the UK leading Payroll providers, we know how stressful it can be when managing redundancies within your business. In this redundancy guide we discuss what a redundancy rate is, the latest redundancy update and the legalities of it and how we can help your business.

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19 January 2024

How to Set Up Your Payroll Software

Whether you’re setting your payroll up in-house or through using an outsourced payroll company, it’s important to set it up correctly. Incorrect setups will cause huge issues such as wrong…

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23 November 2023

The Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll

While many businesses choose to utilise manual payroll processes like do-it-yourself apps or data entry through spreadsheets, outsourcing payroll can make completing everyday tasks much simpler and less time-consuming. However, despite the…

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2 November 2023

GDPR changes 2023

GDPR changes that came into effect in May 2018 updated the previous guidelines that were set in the 1998 Data Protection Act. As the payroll process manages sensitive employee information,…

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2 October 2023

GDPR changes

GDPR changes that came into effect in May 2018 updated the previous guidelines that were set in the 1998 Data Protection Act. As the payroll process manages sensitive employee information,…

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31 July 2023

Pitfalls of Hiring New Employees

As your business expands it’s likely you’ll need to hire new employees. While this is an exciting step in your business, it’s important to understand the relevant employment laws and…

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28 June 2023

Payroll Costs Explained

As an employer it’s important to understand the different costs associated with payroll to help you run your business efficiently, while ensuring employee satisfaction. Despite payroll fees being complicated, it…

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24 April 2023

Why do manufacturers need payroll software?

Payroll software is essential for all businesses, especially manufacturing companies. With companies within this industry usually having a lot of staff members all over the country it can be hard…

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14 December 2022

3 Payroll Challenges and How to Avoid Them

Undertaking payroll isn’t easy, and as HMRC continues to introduce new legislations, it’s easy to miss things and make mistakes. Staying ahead of new regulations and ensuring compliance can be…

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18 November 2022

Payroll Challenges for Small Businesses

Starting and growing a small business is not easy – managing employees, driving sales, and focusing on growth is just the beginning. Day to day operations can take up limited…

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29 September 2022

What is Payroll Insurance + Do I Need It?

Running a business, among other things, involves managing your capital against your liabilities. These include known liabilities as well as anything unforeseen – such as theft, property damage or employee…

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How To Process Redundancy Pay Through Payroll
18 August 2022

How To Process Redundancy Pay Through Payroll

In an ideal world, every business owner will always need their employees. After all, it costs money to recruit, train and retain employees. But extenuating circumstances such as company restructures,…

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17 August 2022

Accountant Best Practices for Client Payroll

Accountants often find client payroll and accounting can be challenging. By taking time to plan and review your client’s current operations, you can identify potential areas for improvement, help clients plan for…

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10 August 2022

5 Integral Steps to Successful Payroll Management

Proper payroll management is critical to the success of any business. Without good payroll management, business owners are at risk of being fined by HMRC, and damaging their reputation. Payroll management isn’t an…

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29 June 2022

Payroll Features your Organisation Needs

New regulations and statutory requirements can be difficult to keep up with and navigate each year. Payroll software has evolved to make it easy to stay compliant with regulations and…

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22 June 2022

Simplify your Payroll Process

Every payroll team faces challenges with monthly operations – from managing employee data to legislative changes. There are ways to reduce time spent on payroll and improve processes without breaking…

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6 June 2022

How To Calculate Statutory Sick Pay

How To Calculate Statutory Sick Pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is pay given to employees by their employers if they are too sick to work and fulfil their duties. Legally,…

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1 June 2022

Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance

Every business has to implement and maintain compliance measures across the organisation. Employers have requirements and obligations for reporting to tax and compliance authorities each year as well. Failure to…

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4 May 2022

Payroll Impact Across the Organisation

When talking about business growth or annual planning, payroll is often left out of the conversation. Since payroll is usually the largest operating expense for every company, it’s surprising that…

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20 April 2022

Reducing Risk of PayroIl Fraud

Organisations lose millions each year due to payroll fraud. It is not only difficult to detect but is perpetrated by employees within the company. Common types of payroll fraud include…

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Payroll Process Improvements
14 March 2022

Payroll Process Improvements

If you had to rate your payroll process each month, what score would you give? If the answer was “needs improvement” you’re not alone. Payroll is one of the most…

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Challenges with Payroll Integration
9 February 2022

Challenges with Payroll Integration

The last 2 years have been extremely challenging for payroll and HR teams. Offices closed, employees working from home, new technology requirements, and companies trying to keep operations running. As…

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2022 Payroll Process Enhancements
12 January 2022

2022 Payroll Process Enhancements

The new year brings opportunities to improve operations and processes within your organisation. Payroll is one component of operations that can be very manual and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have…

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Employee Payroll and Tax Compliance
18 November 2021

Employee Payroll and Tax Compliance

Every organisation has been working on year-end reporting and tax filing to meet the 6 April deadline. Now payroll and HR teams should begin a review of the payroll and tax…

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Payroll Compliance in 2021
28 July 2021

Payroll Compliance in 2021

Payroll regulations continue to change as the year progresses, and with the end of furlough coming in September, payroll requirements will continue to evolve. Payroll compliance is one of the…

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What Every Payroll Team Needs to Know
12 May 2021

What Every Payroll Team Needs to Know

Running payroll is not easy, but with so many changes this year to regulations, it has become even more complicated. Making sure you update payroll with new changes and keep…

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Avoiding Payroll Fraud
5 May 2021

Avoiding Payroll Fraud

Payroll regulation changes each year can be a challenging component of managing employee payroll. In the last year, the new furlough scheme and multiple changes during the year have created…

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Payescape Announces New Partnership with UKG
31 March 2021

Payescape Announces New Partnership with UKG

Payescape is excited to announce a new partnership with UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) to provide industry-leading, integrated workforce management solutions for Payescape clients, to enhance employee engagement and provide best-in-class…

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Understanding PAYE
20 February 2021

Understanding PAYE

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…

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Must-Have Payroll Features
17 February 2021

Must-Have Payroll Features

Payroll isn’t getting any easier – with evolving regulations and updates from HMRC, payroll is only getting more complicated. If your team is struggling to maintain compliance, or if you’re…

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Managing Payroll for Flexible Workers
3 February 2021

Managing Payroll for Flexible Workers

Payroll processing has many challenges – especially when you are managing contractors and flexible workers in the construction industry. Using spreadsheets and email is time-consuming and often leads to manual…

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The REAL cost of getting payroll wrong
30 December 2020

The REAL cost of getting payroll wrong

You may think getting payroll wrong is a simple mistake, but have you considered the impact this has on your team? Recently staff at the University of Edinburgh experienced disastrous…

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Preparing for Annual Payroll Reporting
20 December 2020

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…

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How Do You Master Software
20 October 2020

How Do You Master Software

This article written by Stuart Hall MCIPPdip MA PGMdip, of Payescape Limited, published in the CIPP October issue of Professional in Payroll, Pensions and Reward Magazine What are you like…

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Critical Dates for Payroll Reporting
3 September 2020

Critical Dates for Payroll Reporting

As payroll teams continue to manage new furlough changes and deadlines, there are many critical dates for regular payroll reporting that must be met each year. As of 1 September,…

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Is Your Payroll Provider Missing Something?
19 August 2020

Is Your Payroll Provider Missing Something?

Managing payroll is more challenging than ever – especially with new HMRC regulations and payroll requirements. With the right payroll software you can simplify daily operations, ensure compliance, and reduce…

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Business Recovery and Payroll
23 June 2020

Business Recovery and Payroll

Business recovery is going to take some time, but companies are starting to prepare for regular operations to get back up and running. With employees returning to the office and…

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How API is Propelling Payroll Technology
4 June 2020

How API is Propelling Payroll Technology

PayRun.io was recently acquired by Payescape. Stuart Hall from PayRun.io recently spoke with PYMNTS.com regarding the future of API solutions and payroll. Centuries-old banks have been operating on decades-old infrastructure,…

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The Benefits of going Paperless
23 April 2020

The Benefits of going Paperless

Did you know that 45% of the paper used in an average office will be in the bin by the end of the day? Invoicing, payroll, and human resources administration…

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How to Avoid Payroll Fraud
18 March 2020

How to Avoid Payroll Fraud

Payroll fraud is hard to detect and very costly for organisations. If left undiscovered, companies lose millions each year. The common types of payroll fraud include fraudulent expense reimbursement, inflated…

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Year-End Payroll Reporting for HMRC
26 February 2020

Year-End Payroll Reporting for HMRC

It’s that time of year again – preparing your end-of-year reporting for HMRC. There are so many steps to ensure compliance with HMRC, so how can you keep it all…

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Best Practices to Manage Client Payroll
23 December 2019

Best Practices to Manage Client Payroll

Managing client accounting can be challenging, but with careful planning and review of current practices, you will be able to identify areas for improvement, plans for the future, and create…

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What to look for in a Payroll Software
22 September 2019

What to look for in a Payroll Software

As payroll teams have to navigate new regulations and statutory requirements, payroll software is more important than ever to keep payroll compliant. If your software isn’t keeping up with your…

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Top 5 Tips for Hassle-Free Payroll
18 September 2019

Top 5 Tips for Hassle-Free Payroll

Payroll management is not easy – there are new changes each year, compliance requirements, and filing deadlines for HMRC. How can you make payroll less cumbersome while paying employees on-time…

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Preparing for New Off-Payroll Rules
5 June 2019

Preparing for New Off-Payroll Rules

Beginning in April 2020, changes are coming for off-payroll working rules (IR35) from HMRC. Businesses currently utilising personal service companies, agencies, and other intermediaries will need to identify the employment…

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Easily Manage Client Payroll
23 April 2019

Easily Manage Client Payroll

Accountants often spend too much time focused on client payroll, which leaves little time to help clients with more important strategic financial services. Simplifying monthly payroll processing can save resources…

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Why Accountants Don’t Like Payroll
12 April 2019

Why Accountants Don’t Like Payroll

Accountants help their clients manage financial records, taxes, and audits, and also provide guidance on best practices, reducing costs, and enhancing profits. As payroll regulations and compliance get more complicated…

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Increase Employee Engagement
27 March 2019

Increase Employee Engagement

Human Resources teams face many challenges each year. Managing employment law changes, compliance requirements, and other company initiatives often leaves no time or resources for employee engagement and retention efforts….

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What to Look for in a Payroll Solution
9 January 2019

What to Look for in a Payroll Solution

Managing payroll is not an easy task, and each year regulations are added or changed, making it increasingly difficult to manage payroll without a technology solution. But with so many…

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Data Security and Payroll
2 September 2018

Data Security and Payroll

This year had many changes to data security and privacy laws with the new GDPR regulations implemented in May. Many companies focused on upgrading systems and policies to protect customer…

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Calling All Accountants
24 April 2018

Calling All Accountants

Processing payroll can be a time consuming and bothersome aspect of accounting. If you are searching for ways to become more of an advisor to your clients, and get away from…

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No One Talks about Time Theft
23 April 2018

No One Talks about Time Theft

When people think of theft in the office, they may consider taking home some paper or pens, or maybe using the copy machine. But theft by employees in the UK…

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Accountants and Payroll
6 March 2018

Accountants and Payroll

Keep Your Clients Happy without Losing Your Mind Payroll has historically been a painful piece of the Accounting business. Manual entry, time cards, trying to keep track of legislative changes…

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The Cost of Non-Compliance
6 February 2018

The Cost of Non-Compliance

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…

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