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4 tips for hiring staff

Hiring staff can be an exciting time, because it means expansion and growth in a business. Sometimes, however, companies grow before they’re ready to. Small business owners think their businesses look more professional with more staff so they hire people when they don’t need to. Here are four tips for hiring staff, and being certain…
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Still Doing Your Own Payroll? Here’s 3 Reasons Why You Should Stop

At face value, it seems like a great idea. If you’re a small business owner with just a few employees, you probably think that hiring a payroll specialist is an expense that you can avoid. You feel that you can handle it yourself. You have the best intentions to keep your staff paid right and…
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Back to Tax Basics: How does PAYE work?

Back to Tax Basics: How does PAYE work? Once you become an employer, you’ll need to set up a pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) scheme. All businesses that employ people earning above the National Insurance (NI) lower earnings limit (£120 per week) must register with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as an employer and operate their own PAYE…
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NI Increase / Social Care Levy

NI Increase / Social Care Levy The governement have announced that all rates of national insurance contributions and income tax on dividends will increase by 1.25 percentage points from 6 April 2022. This increase in rates will be rebranded as the ” health and social care levy” with effect from April 2023 and kept separate…
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Help to Grow Campaign

Help to Grow Campaign In the 2021 Budget the government announced two further initiatives to support Companies where they have between 5 and 249 staff. Help to Grow: Management What is it? This June, small businesses will be able to access a 12 week-programme delivered by leading business schools across the UK. The programme will…
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Budget 2021

Budget 2021 So today (3rd March 2021) the Chancellor has released his 2021 budget. Here are the details as announced so far with more to come over the next few days. If you prefer your updates by video click the play button below. The Furlough Scheme He has announced that the Job Retention Scheme, otherwise…
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Sick Pay for self-isolation during Coronavirus

Sick pay for self-isolation during Coronavirus If you are an employer, here is a great article / guidance regarding this courtesy of the ICPA and ACAS As of 13 March 2020, employees and workers who self-isolate must receive any Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) due to them from the first day they’re absent from work if it’s because:…
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended (again)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended (again) The CJRS (also known as the furlough scheme) will remain open until 30th April 2021. For claim periods running from November 2020, employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. The £2,500 cap is proportional to the hours not…
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Job Support Scheme

What is the Job Support Scheme? On 22 October 2020, the Chancellor announced further changes to the Job Support Scheme by expanding it into two schemes, Job Support Scheme (Open) for use by business that can continue to trade and Job Support Scheme (Closed) for those that are legally obliged to cease trading under Tier…
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Chancellor unveils new Job Support Scheme

The new Job Support Scheme What is it? • The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who arefacing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep theiremployees attached to the workforce. The company will continue to pay itsemployee for time worked, but the burden of hours…
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