Payroll and Pension standards and API interfaces – essential for future success?

Committee room 1 of the House of Lords and today's discussion around pension interface standards, data quality and future pensions law considerations. Can both the pensions and payroll industry benefit from the use of APIs and a common standard? Would that ever be achieved without a legal compliance framework? The consistency of data requirements across … Continue reading Payroll and Pension standards and API interfaces – essential for future success?

Casual workers and holiday accrual

As part of the holiday pay changes coming into force from 6th April 2020 with the expansion of the statutory holiday pay reference period extending from the current 12 week average to the new 52 paid weeks average, researching the different types of holiday calculations. Also reviewed a number of casual contracts in relation to … Continue reading Casual workers and holiday accrual

Zero hours contract but required to be available? Scheduled work cancelled? Sent home early? One-sided working flexibility to be challenged

An open consultation has been launched by UK government in relation to proposals by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to tackle one sided flexible working practices and provide additional worker protections. This forms part of the Good Work Plan. One of the issues raised through the governments review by Matthew Taylor was that a minority … Continue reading Zero hours contract but required to be available? Scheduled work cancelled? Sent home early? One-sided working flexibility to be challenged

Parental leave for fathers to be promoted, and new Neonatal rights to be introduced

UK government are launching a consultation to 'challenge the assumption entrenched in our parental leave entitlements that the mother must be the primary career in the early stages of a child's life' Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Women & Equalities, "Shared parental leave is hugely advantageous for men and women and forms a key part of … Continue reading Parental leave for fathers to be promoted, and new Neonatal rights to be introduced

Employment rights – single enforcement body proposed

National Minimum Wage, Holiday Pay rights, Sick Pay rights - consultation on new enforcement body to support workers. Following the Matthew Taylor review proposals, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation the 'Good Work Plan: establishing a new Single Enforcement Body for employment rights' The UK been leading the way … Continue reading Employment rights – single enforcement body proposed

Are you being paid below National Minimum Wage or aged 25 and above and being paid under the National Living Wage?

Are you being paid for all of your work time? Does your employer expect you to do free additional work outside of paid time? Do you have to buy clothing to work or equipment to work for your employer? Are you expected to turn up earlier and stay later than your paid time? If you … Continue reading Are you being paid below National Minimum Wage or aged 25 and above and being paid under the National Living Wage?

United Kingdom reaches record employment levels

HM Treasury (HMT) have confirmed that the Office of National Statistics (ONS) data collection information has confirmed that employment in the United Kingdom (UK) has reached its highest levels ever. There are 3.7million more people in work than in 2010. Why 2010, that is when the last labour government ended! Female unemployment has fallen to … Continue reading United Kingdom reaches record employment levels

National Minimum Wage record keeping obligation transfers under TUPE

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that the National Minimum Wage record keeping obligations transfer under TUPE under their judgement of 2nd May 2019. TRANSFER OF UNDERTAKINGS – Transfer This issue in the appeal was whether, following a relevant transfer within the meaning of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE"), the transferor continues … Continue reading National Minimum Wage record keeping obligation transfers under TUPE

Changes proposed to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

The Department for Work and Pensions along with the Department of Health and Social Care have launched a consultation under the banner: Health is everyone's business: proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss. #workandhealth These proposals aim to support early action by employers for their employees with long term health conditions and improve access to … Continue reading Changes proposed to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Off-Payroll Working (IR35) government response published, changes going ahead for April 2020

Thursday 11th July 2019 and HM Revenue and Customs have published the governments response to the consultation along with draft regulations and TIIN etc. At the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) meeting in London, HMRC representatives outlined some of the principles of this new obligation on engagers and the potential implications on payroll operation … Continue reading Off-Payroll Working (IR35) government response published, changes going ahead for April 2020

The Employment Allowance is about to get very complicated!

April 2020 sees a qualifying change to the Employment Allowance. Originally introduced in April 2014 at £2,000. Many employers benefit from the increased reduction of £3,000 on the employers secondary National Insurance liability. Only one PAYE in a group of connected employers can claim the allowance. So in 2020, employers whose secondary NIC liability has … Continue reading The Employment Allowance is about to get very complicated!