Category Archives: Payroll Advice

Expert payroll advice from Cox & Co, Bristol. Payroll specialists to charities and businesses in the South West.

Flexible working

Tax-free Childcare Voucher Scheme – 10 things to know

Do you use your employer;s childcare voucher scheme? Do you wish they had one? Changes in 2015 will give many parents the opportunity to register for childcare vouchers without going through their employer. A totally flexible solution which gives you 20p for every 80p worth of vouchers you buy!

A global comparison of SMP Rates (Statutory Maternity Pay)

OK, perhaps not exactly global! But nevertheless, a comparison of Statutory Maternity Pay from some of our closest neighbours and from across the pond just in time for World Cup 2014. If you have any further additions, let us know!

Bee on orange flower

Bank Holidays – The Sting of Spring

In the spring of 2014, an employer’s productivity will be compromised by four bank holidays in less than seven weeks and as certain business owners will well know, the ripple effect of this can be far and wide. Do businesses want calendar reform and follow the rhythm of the commercial year? Or should we hang onto our traditions from the past? >>

Gifts for staff tax cost

Staff Gift Tax – 5 truths about the real cost of giving!

Are you Mr Scrooge or his old boss Mr Fuzziwig? Do you want to give your staff an Xmas treat but are worried about the actual cost to you? We explain 5 truths about staff xmas gifts and the true cost of goodwill giving.

How the spirit of goodwill can end up costing more than you think.

Salary sacrifice

Can salary sacrifice damage your future?

We are all familiar with salary sacrifice schemes such a childcare vouchers, cycle or car buying schemes and perhaps these are a method of making a job vacancy appeal to a wider audience.
But what about an employee – could a perceived benefit be a sacrifice too far? Read what to consider before you part with your pay >>