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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!

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Work Based Pensions – Hang around at the NEST bottleneck?!?

Got time on your hands? Because the Government’s Work Based Pension scheme NEST predicts that data files for 50+ employees will take two hours to upload. If you have 1000+ records then say goodbye to 24 hours. Perhaps now is the time to think about removing Payroll problems from your organisation?

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Is your payroll ready for the auto enrolment hurdle?

Did you know that in 2014 over 29,000 employers will hit their staging dates? With current employee opt out rates as low as 9% this indicates individuals are remaining enrolled in the system – creating a sudden upsurge in administration for businesses like never seen before. But have you decided who does what, when and where? Read our guide to ease the communication hurdle in your organisation.

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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 >>

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Payroll Bristol – Are you getting the best payroll service?

What can Bristol payroll company Cox & Co. offer its clients that sets it apart from other payroll service bureaus? Understand how a specialist payroll provider can help an organisation save money, streamline its operations or improve staff development opportunities. The proof of the pudding is definitely in the eating – so read our case studies to find out more.

Are you letting £3,500* per year go up in flames?

Do you process your payroll in-house? Are you not convinced outsourcing will save your organisation money? Do you want to compare service levels and review the associated costs? Our payroll comparison chart will help you identify the hidden costs of your in-house payroll and how to save £1000’s every year.

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) – Bumping you out of a mortgage!

Celebrating the birth of your bundle of joy and plans to upsize your home to house it, could possibly be thwarted because of lack of proof of income.
Read what payroll information a mortgage lender may require you to submit.

Auto enrolment guide

Auto enrolment for Employers – A Quick Guide

Starting from 2012 all employers with one or more employees will be required by law to automatically enrol certain workers into a workplace pension and pay into the scheme dependent on precise criteria. Understand and plan your organisation’s implementation of workbased pensions with our auto enrolment checklist for employers.